National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month

Your DGB for today is to check out the National Mentoring Month 2017 Toolkit for ways to support mentors in your community.

The website offers a PDF for download, but DGB has isolated some action highlights for you.

Here’s a calendar of upcoming online events throughout the month of January:


January 12, 2017

I Am A Mentor Day

A day for volunteer mentors to celebrate their role and reflect on the

ways mentees have enhanced their world.


January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

A day to share in the inspirational words of MLK, Jr. and elevate the

spirit of service through volunteerism.


January 17, 2017

International Mentoring Day

A day of international conversations on social media where photos,

video and powerful mentoring stories messages are shared.


January 19, 2017

#ThankYourMentor Day

A day for all who have real life mentoring experiences to thank those

who helped them on their path to adulthood and beyond


If your Mayor is not on this list, contact them and ask that they join this program to support community mentoring.

Use the hashtag #MentorIRL in your social media activism

And, as always, you can donate and/or volunteer.

This year marks the 15th annual National Mentoring Month, and by supporting this movement you can make a true and meaningful difference in your community.