10 Things You Can Do for National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month - a month to get more folks to be leaders in their community. 

Here are 10 things you can do this month to get started as a mentor: 

1. Become a mentor in your community. We have organizations right here in Alexandria that you can join: 

Alexandria Mentoring Partnership

Wright to Read

Space of Her Own 

2. Learn more about mentoring.

3. Partner with a mentoring organization like AMP

4. Join "I Am a Mentor" Day on January 10. 

5. Think about the mentors in your life, post a tribute to them online, then tweet about them using the #NationalMentoringMonth hashtag.

6. Read the latest research and find resources on mentoring.

7. Serve your community on MLK Day of Service, January 13, by deciding to become a mentor.

8. Make a donation to a mentoring organization in your community.

9. Go to YouTube on Thank Your Mentor Day™ (January 17) and make the National Mentoring Month videos the most popular of the day.

10. Explore ways to help children succeed academically through mentoring.

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