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"This January is National Mentoring Month."
This January is National Mentoring Month. It's a time for people to thank their mentors for being their beacon of light in what can often be a very dark world. In a proclamation, President Obama described how mentors play an important role in young people's lives. Of course, we could extend his narrative to mentors of all ages.
"Whether simply offering a compassionate ear or actively teaching and inspiring curiosity, mentors can play pivotal roles in young peoples' lives," Obama stated. "When given a chance to use their talents and abilities to engage in their communities and contribute to our world, our nation's youth rise to the challenge. They make significant impacts in their communities and shape a brighter future for coming generations."
Organizations all across the nation are not only celebrating the month, but also reaching out to others to do the same. Andrea Maril-Fisher, BBBS Mountain Region CEO showed her support by saying "there is a powerful mentoring effect demonstrated by research and the experiences of young people who are connected to a mentor in real life." She followed up to say that, "Mentoring is linked to improved academic, social and economic prospects for your people, and that ultimately strengthens our community."
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