President Obama has issued a proclamation designating January National Mentoring Month. In the proclamation, he emphasized that mentoring a young person does more than help that one young person; he says mentoring has effects that ripple through communities and strengthen our whole country.
“As a Nation, we are stronger when every individual has the opportunity to contribute to our American story. By working to give each person a better chance at success, we can unlock their potential and empower them to serve others in the same way.”
To read the full Presidential Proclamation, click here.
National Mentoring Month Key Dates:
January 12, 2017 – I Am A Mentor Day
January 16, 2017 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
January 17, 2017 – International Mentoring Day
January 19, 2017 – #ThankYourMentor Day