Start 2020 by changing a young person’s life. Become a mentor.

What is Mentoring Month?

The Alberta Mentoring Partnership presents #MentoringMonth in January 2020 to celebrate and raise awareness of mentoring across the province of Alberta. Get involved by becoming a caring mentor to a child in need, learning about mentoring resources and training, and growing mentoring programs across Alberta.

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Mentoring is a powerful way of lending support to a young person by teaching skills, listening to their perspectives and creating a sense of belonging. Spending time with a young person may seem simple, but science tells us that healthy interactions with supportive adults can boost children’s brain development, mental health, and well-being. Learn more.

It doesn’t take any special skills to be a mentor. If you find yourself reading this, you already have what it takes: an interest in making a difference in the life of a child. Whether you want to volunteer once a week or once a month, there are many mentoring opportunities that fit your schedule.

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Mentoring Month Events

Theme: #ThankYourMentor and Celebration!

#ThankYourMentor

  • During this week, take the time to #ThankYourMentor and encourage others to do the same.
  • #MentoringMonth
  • #AlbertaMentors
  • #ThankYourMentor

Special Events

  • January 31st, 2020: This day concludes the #ThankYourMentor campaign! Anyone with real life mentoring experiences can thank those who helped them on their path to adulthood and beyond.
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Mentoring organizations are looking for mentors just like you.

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Get mentoring in your local community today. Fill in the form below and you will send a message right away to the selected local mentoring partner.

View all of the #MentoringMonth mentoring partners below. Fill in the Start Mentoring form to show your interest in mentoring with any of these amazing organizations!

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Why is Mentoring Important?

Mentoring is a powerful way of lending support to a young person by teaching skills, listening to their perspectives and creating a sense of belonging.

Research tells us that children need a positive adult influence (like a mentor) in their lives. Children who engage with adults in developmentally supportive ways are:

  • more likely to achieve high academic performance
  • more likely to participate in extracurricular school activities
  • less likely to have behaviour problems in school
  • less likely to be bullied or victimized

Alberta’s success depends on all of our contributions to the well-being of children. Spending as little as an hour a week with a young person can make a difference to them and to Alberta’s future.

What are the Perks of Mentoring?

The entire province benefits from mentors’ involvement in the community and with our children.

  • Play an important role in helping tomorrow’s leaders to be better citizens.
  • Make your community a better place. Everyone benefits from a stronger Alberta, and your commitment will be your legacy.
  • Share life lessons and feel good about giving back and making a meaningful difference in the life of a young person.
  • Network with like-minded caring adults. Share experiences, resources, tools and advice with fellow mentors.
  • Add a meaningful experience to your life. Broaden your horizons outside of your work.
  • Enhance your work and personal life with transferable skills like better communication, organization, leadership, and problem solving.

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