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Illinois Governor's Proclamation

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Chicago Mayor's Proclamation

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National Mentoring Month Toolkit

MENTOR | The National Mentoring Partnership, has created a great toolkit for you to work with for your National Mentoring Month activities.  The campaign toolkit provides guidance on the most impactful ways you can lend your voice to the mentoring movement!


Materials include:

Custom graphics for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram


Social media language and calendar of campaign activation days


Template press materials and engagement guides


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Special thanks to Midlands Mentoring Partnership  for the photos in this toolkit and accompanying graphics!


Be   s o m e o n e   who   m a t t e r s      to   s o m e o n e  
                       who   m a t t e r s !


Launched in 2002 by MENTOR, The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us-individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits-can work together to increase the number of mentors to help ensure positive outcomes for our young people.

This campaign celebrates mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives. Its goals are to:

  • Raise awareness of mentoring in its various forms
  • Recruit individuals to mentor, especially in programs that have waiting lists of young people
  • Promote the rapid growth of mentoring by recruiting organizations to engage their constituents in mentoring

National partners work with local leaders to organize special events in their communities supported by local media outlets and public officials.  These events help interested adults learn how to turn their concern for young people into direct action by becoming mentors. 

Special activation dates for 2018 National Mentoring Month include:


January 4th  I AM A Mentor Day

A day for volunteer mentors to celebrate their role and reflect on the ways

mentees have enhanced their world.


January 11th  National Mentoring Month Twitter Chat

A social media opportunity to discuss all things National Mentoring Month

and how mentoring is impacting local communities.


January 15th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

A day to share in the inspirational words of MLK, Jr. and elevate the spirit

of service through volunteerism.


January 17th International Mentoring Day

A day of international conversations on social media where photos, video

and powerful mentoring stories and messages are shared.


January 25th #ThankYourMentorDay

A day for all who have real life mentoring experiences to thank those who

helped them on their path to adulthood and beyond.


For more ideas, tools and strategies to leverage (and celebrate!) National Mentoring Month, check out the NMM Toolkit.

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Mentors can make a huge difference in the life of a child.  We want to help you be prepared for a positive mentoring experience by offering you these resources.


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