January is Mentoring Month
January is #MentoringMonth across Canada – and throughout North America!
Help us spread the word about the power of mentoring and the difference it makes in the lives of young people – and their mentors.
Thousands of kids are waiting, please volunteer, donate, or share your mentoring story today.
Are you a mentor?
January 4, 2018 is I Am a Mentor Day
A day for volunteer mentors to be proud and reflect on the ways mentees have enhanced their world. Don’t forget your own mentoring story can inspire others to mentor in real life! Join the #IAmAMentor campaign and show your appreciation for someone whose guidance you value! Simply take a picture or video with a message about your mentor and then share with us on social media.
Are you a mentoring or youth-serving organization?
Get your staff and supporters and clients involved
- Encourage mentors to share their #IAmAMentor story on January 4 AND reach out to youth in your programs to remind them to #ThankYourMentor on January 25.
- Email your community and corporate partners, as well as your current mentors and alumni and ask them to support and promote mentoring this January – online and within their networks. They want to champion you and support mentoring – you need to give them the chance!
- Earned Media is still a great way to get the word out. Write an op-ed or press release or invite your local media to any of your events where they can speak with mentors, mentees, or donors.
- Getting your locally elected officials to engage with the #MentoringMonth campaign is a great way to raise awareness for your program, connect with funders, and get the attention of media outlets. Tag them on social media or invite them to an event.
Have you had a mentor in your life? Are you a mentee?
January 25, 2018 is #ThankYourMentor Day
Anyone with real life mentoring experiences can thank those who helped them on their path. Post your story online with hashtag #ThankYourMentor.
Your mentoring story can inspire others to mentor in real life! Simply take a picture or video with a message about your mentor and then share with us (@bbbsc) on social media.