Please join me in recognizing January as National Mentoring Month. Since 2002, National Mentoring Month has served as an opportunity for our country to reflect on the benefits of youth mentoring and the positive impact it has on the development of our youth. According to a recent report released by MENTOR: the National Mentoring Partnership, these benefits include:
Higher educational goals. It is more likely for a youth with a mentor to attend college than for a youth without a mentor.
Participation in productive and beneficial activities. It is more likely for youth with mentors to engage in leadership positions, extracurricular activities and sports, and community service than youth without mentors.