January is National Mentoring Month and January 11th is ‘I Am A Mentor Day’

Cheryl Strike and Linda Oto mentoring badge Griff and Chad
I’ve been a mentor since 2009 through Connected Kids, a program of Northfield Public Schools Community Services. It’s been a great experience for me and hopefully, Chad, my mentee. We still meet regularly.

I got this email from staffers Linda Oto and Cheryl Strike yesterday:

January is National Mentoring Month, and as part of the celebration Connected Kids is participating in I Am a Mentor Day via Facebook. The first-ever I Am A Mentor Day takes place via Facebook on January 11. 

We’re asking mentors on Facebook to tell a story or anecdote about what it means to be a mentor or how being a mentor has impacted you.

See the Northfield Public Schools Community Services Facebook page and the national I Am a Mentor Day Facebook page.

Connected Kids, a program of Northfield Public Schools Community Services, currently supports 96 active matches and has served nearly 200 youth since its inception 7 years ago. Over that time, over 88 percent of youth have demonstrated improvement in academic performance and over 87 percent have improved attendance.

For more, see all my mentoring blog posts.

One Comment

  1. While I am not well enough to drive and therefore cannot mentor, I am working with my local county mentoring connection to bring the kids and their mentors into my home to play, cook, paint and receive free art lessons from me. Working with kids, is not work, it’s total joy if you have a little patience and a kind word, maybe a story or two. Try it. If you don’t like it you can always say no.

    January 11, 2012

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