January is National Mentoring Month
January is recognized as National Mentoring Month, a month-long opportunity to focus on being a mentor and raising awareness of mentoring. Founded in 2002, National Mentoring Month celebrates mentoring and the positive effect it can have, particularly on young people. Its goals are to:
- Raise awareness of mentoring in its various forms.
- Recruit individuals to mentor, especially in programs that have waiting lists of young people.
- Promote the rapid growth of mentoring by recruiting organizations to engage their constituents in mentoring.
Don’t have time to be a Mentor? Try Micro Mentoring!
Don’t let lack of time hinder your ability to guide and mentor someone. It’s a misconception that mentoring necessitates long-term commitments spanning months or years. Rather, consider the potency of concentrated and targeted mentorship aimed at a specific aspect. You possess the capability to make a significant impact within a brief period.
The first step is observing your mentee, enabling you to discern their strengths, weaknesses, and inclinations. By zeroing in on a particular subject, skill, or project, you can channel focused mentorship toward enhancing their growth and development in a specific area.