Obama Declares January 2010 National Mentoring Month
After his first full year in office, President Barack Obama officially proclaimed January 2010 as National Mentoring Month! iMentor is proud to be part of the national call to action as we continue to strive toward the ultimate goal of providing mentoring to every child who needs it. Both iMentor NYC and iMentor Interactive are excited to participate in the national celebration of mentoring, engaging volunteers in New York City and mentoring organizations across the country.
On January 4th, President Obama said:
Many of us are fortunate to recall a role model from our own adolescent years who pushed us to succeed or pulled us back from making a poor decision. We carry their wisdom with us throughout our lives, knowing the unique and timeless gift of mentorship. During this month, I encourage Americans to give back by mentoring young people in their communities who may lack role models, and pass that precious gift on to the next generation
President Obama - January 4, 2010
iMentor has planned several activities throughout the month of January to celebrate National Mentoring Month. If you are currently managing a mentoring program, check out some of the creative ideas iMentor Interactive suggests for you and your program participants on the iMentor Interactive Calendar. If you are a current iMentor NYC volunteer or you are interested in getting involved, check out the iMentor NYC Calendar.
To read the rest of the Presidential Proclamation
Learn More about National Mentoring Month