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Mentoring Month, 2016

Friday, January 1st, 2016

President Barack Obama has proclaimed January as National Mentoring Month, 2016.  He writes:

“Every young person can benefit from having a mentor, and all people carry unique ideas and experiences they can employ as a mentor. I encourage all Americans to visit www.Serve.gov/Mentor to learn more about opportunities to make a lasting difference in the lives of our youth. This month, let us pledge our support for our Nation’s young people, and let us honor those who give of themselves to uplift our next generation. Working together, we can provide every child with the tools, guidance, and confidence they need to flourish and succeed.”

According to MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, “There are 9 million kids in our country growing up without a mentor. That means that 1 out of every 3 young people do not have the support of a positive caring adult outside of their family.”

Mentoring, like literacy, happens every day.  Still, this year’s National Mentoring Summit is January 27-29.

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