President Obama has proclaimed January 2011 National Mentoring Month! National Mentoring Month, a national effort led by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR, celebrates mentoring and the positive effect is has on young lives.
Each year since its launch in 2002, National Mentoring Month has received the strong support of the U.S. President and Congress. Additional prominent individuals who have participated in the campaign include: Maya Angelou, former President Bill Clinton, Clint Eastwood, Senator John McCain, Quincy Jones, General Colin L. Powell, Cal Ripken, Jr., Bill Russell and Usher.
During the month of January, think about the ways that YOU can get involved as a mentor! To learn more about way to get involved with Strong Women, Strong Girls, visit the Engage section of our website. To learn more about mentoring initiatives in your community, check out your local mentoring partnership. This year, make becoming a mentor a part of your resolutions!