2018 CT Mentoring Month Toolkit

January is National Mentoring Month

January 2018 marks another exciting month for mentoring, with opportunities to spread the message on the benefits and impact of mentoring youth. Governor Malloy will issue a proclamation celebrating January as National Mentoring Month. Join us on a state and national level to celebrate these relationships in real life.

The Governor’s Prevention Partnership has been  affiliated with  MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership since 1998.  In support of National Mentoring Month, MENTOR has launched the video, If You Mentor Me... , which features youth voices talking about the research-backed, positive effects of mentoring. As David Shapiro, President & CEO of MENTOR shares, “This video is a compelling reminder of the potential and power of mentoring relationships to build bridges and expand possibilities -- for young people and adults alike. We believe that these mentoring relationships play a key role in creating opportunities and advancing equality for youth and their communities. It is one of the reasons we’re proud to team with supporters like you to close the mentoring gap.”  Feel free to use this throughout National Mentoring Month.

Please see below to access the toolkit materials.

2018 National Mentoring Month Toolkit Materials

2018 Governor's Proclamation

2018 National Mentoring Month Webinar

Thank Your Mentor Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (Jan 15.) Sample Activities

Connecticut Media Outreach

Social Media Sample Messages

We encourage you to showcase mentor-mentee relationships as a way of demonstrating this year's theme "In Real Life", thereby mobilizing more adults to mentor. Please share through Facebook posts and Twitter tweets. Please tag The Governor's Prevention Partnership and use the hashtags, #CTMentorIRL, #MentoringMonthCT, #GPPCT, #NationalMentoringMonth and #MentorIRL.

Additional Resources

National Mentoring Month Activities Tracker

Mentor: Toolkit and downloadable graphics