January 2018 is National Mentoring Month. Please join us as we celebrate mentoring and the positive effect is has on young lives. This month long campaign serves to raise awareness of mentoring, strives to recruit more individuals to become mentors and rallies organizations to engage their constituents in mentoring. While many young people benefit from mentoring relationships, 1 in 3 children will grow up without a mentor, a gap that is far too wide. Please use the month to share your own mentoring experiences throughout our community so we can close this mentoring gap and provide powerful, human connections for young people everywhere. Here are a few suggestions for you. Save the dates!

Thursday, January 4, 2018 – I Am a Mentor Day

A day for volunteer mentors to celebrate their role and reflect on the ways mentees have enhanced their world.

Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Light The Path: National Mentoring Month Celebration with Dr. Hoby Wedler

An evening to celebrate you, our mentors, with special guest Dr. Hoby Wedler. Be inspired as he shows us how to reach our highest potential, no matter the odds!  5:30 – 7 pm at the Mentor Me Cavanagh Rec Center. Please RSVP to info@wrmm.org or 707-778-4798 by January 9th. More details in the flyer posted below. Attendance at this event will count toward fulfilling your commitment to attend at least two Continuing Mentor Education events per year.

“We can all learn from the people around us. Wherever you go, there are going to be great minds out there. I really allowed them to mentor me, and I learned so much.” ~Dr, Hoby Wedler

Monday, January 15, 2018 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

A day to share in the inspirational words of MLK, Jr. and elevate the spirit of service through volunteerism.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 – Thank Your Mentor Day

A day of gratitude for mentors and mentees to acknowledge the mentors in their lives!