January is designated as National Mentoring Month (NMM).
Launched in 2002 by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Mentor: The National Mentoring Partnership, NMM celebrates mentoring and recognizes the sustaining relationships that develop between mentors and mentees. It aims to raise awareness of mentoring and recruit individuals and organizations to become involved with mentoring.
- 55% more likely to be enrolled in college
- 81% more likely to report participating regularly in sports or extracurricular activities
- 78% more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities
- More than twice as likely to say they held a leadership position in a club or sports team.
MWM-RI will launch a social media campaign in honor of Mentoring Month. Throughout January, MWM-RI will feature mentoring experiences, on-going projects, and success stories.