As we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day today, I’m reminded of one of his famous statements: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”.
The relevance of that statement is underlined by this entire month, it seems, as January is National Mentoring Month. It’s a time dedicated to raising awareness about the benefits of mentoring, celebrating the positive effect it has on young lives and recognizing the volunteer mentors who are doing so much to help their Little Brother or Sister.
We hope you’ll join us in celebrating National Mentoring Month – and here are 4 ways you can get involved:
- Become a Big Brother or Sister! Sign up to volunteer at www.BigMentoring.org/Volunteer
- Already volunteering? Share your story on social media this month, using (#NationalMentoringMonth, @bigmentoring) on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!
- Spread the word! Tell your friends that 600 kids are waiting for a mentor — and they can make a difference to a local child (we always need more men and Spanish-speakers)!
- Join Trudy’s Bowl for Kids to support Little Brothers and Sisters in the program.
THANK YOU to the hundreds of volunteer “Bigs” out there, giving their time to mentor a Little Brother or Sister — and to everyone who is doing something for others!