MENTORING MONTH IN CONNECTICUT
COVID-19 has created an epidemic within the pandemic for our young people.
Across Connecticut and the country, there’s a new kind of surge – youth who are overwhelmed, anxious, and distressed by the destabilization and loss caused by the pandemic. It’s the perfect storm, vastly increasing the risk for underage drinking and substance use. It's times like these that we can truly grasp the power of mentoring to change young lives for the better.
We need more mentors across Connecticut, particularly male mentors of color. As many as one in three Connecticut children could benefit from mentoring, particularly in underserved communities.
This year, we are proud to provide a host of resources for programs to help recruit new mentors. Some of these resources are assets that we have created, others are provided by our national affiliate, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Please feel free to use any that would be beneficial to your programs!
MENTORING RECRUITMENT RESOURCES
Below are some tiles created by our national affiliate MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, highlighting some of the key dates of National Mentoring Month. Feel free to use these tiles, along with the suggested copy, across your social platforms.
Feel free to post these videos on your social platforms to help recruit more mentors! The need has never been greater, and these videos can help you engage your audience and emphasize the difference that having a mentor makes.
NATIONAL MENTORING SUMMIT
January 26-28, 2022
Our national affiliate, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership is hosting its annual summit using a hybrid model this year! The event will take place simultaneously at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown and online.
“The National Mentoring Summit will convene individuals who represent the mentoring movement, including practitioners, researchers, philanthropic investors, youth leaders, government and civic leaders, and MENTOR Affiliates. The National Mentoring Summit is convened by MENTOR, and garners support from both the private and public sectors, including a group of national mentoring and youth-serving organizations who serve as Supporting Partners. The National Mentoring Summit is the annual opportunity for the mentoring movement to advance a collective mentoring agenda, strengthen programs and practices, and collaborate to support positive youth development through mentoring.”