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Getting Involved with Mentoring

January is National Mentoring Month, a chance to celebrate the contributions of those who offer support, guidance, and assistance for the next generation.

Through mentoring, an adult works with a younger person who may be going through a difficult period or facing new challenges. In particular, when parents are either unavailable or unable to provide responsible guidance for their children, mentors can play a critical role.

There are three types of mentoring: educational, career and personal development.

  • Educational mentoring helps improve overall academic achievement.
  • Career mentoring helps develop the necessary skills to enter or continue on a career path.
  • Personal development mentoring supports youth during times of personal or social stress and provides guidance for decision making.

Learn more about mentoring and how you can get involved.