January is National Mentoring Month, a month to raise awareness about the positive effects of mentorship and how it can empower young people to change the world.
Our late Executive Director and co-founder, Matthew Smith, was a mentor to many people in the community. A mentor can be defined as a trusted guide, coach, or counselor who gives advice and guides others whether through work or life in general. Volunteering is one huge way to be a mentor and it has proven benefits for both the volunteer and the person being served. We all need a mentor in our lives; to give us knowledge, wisdom, support, and to help us succeed.
To honor Matthew's memory, consider these resources below on mentorship and how you can become a mentor to young people in your community.
ACE's Life Skills Education Program Volunteer Opportunity
Anytown Alabama Social Justice Teen Leadership Summit 2022 Staff Intern
The Dannon Project Volunteer/Mentor
Big Brothers, Big Sisters E-Mentorship
24 Reasons Why Mentorship is Important
7 Tips About How to Mentor Someone
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