President Obama Recognizes The Power of Mentoring

Posted by on Jan 6, 2011 in blog | 0 comments

Earlier this week, President Obama issued a proclamation deeming January as National Mentoring Month. This year marks the 10th anniversary of National Mentoring Month and according to Obama, the support and encouragement mentors provide for today’s youth is in demand now more than ever.

“Across our nation, mentors steer our youth through challenging times and support their journey into adulthood. During National Mentoring Month, we honor these important individuals who unlock the potential and nurture the talent of our country, and we encourage more Americans to reach out and mentor young people in community,” he stated.

The theme of the 2011 Mentor Month Campaign is “Help Them Get There. Become a Mentor.” The campaign’s primary focus is viewing mentoring as a strategy for improving academic achievement. As part of the campaign a National Mentoring Summit will be held on January 25th at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The Summit’s purpose is to shine a light on how mentoring helps keep kids in school and out of trouble.

Locally, the Midlands Mentoring Partnership has many events and seminars planned for National Mentoring Month. Visit MMPOMAHA for more details.
*For more information about becoming a mentor with The Partnership For Our Kids, visit:VOLUNTEER.

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