Happy New Year! This year we are celebrating the start of 2017 with the unveiling of #MENTORING MONTH. Wherever you are in Alberta, there is a young person who could use a mentor from someone like you. We know the two greatest volunteer and program recruitment opportunities are in September and January.
Building on the great work done by MENTOR, the National Mentoring Partnership in the United States, we are running a concurrent province-wide push to recruit more mentors.
Read this toolkit for a full overview plus all the details of our month-long campaign.
The goal of this week is to empower you with key messages to share why we need to increase and improve mentoring throughout Alberta as well as recruit more volunteers, donors, and supporters. We even hope to inspire more schools and communities to start new programs and mentoring opportunities by providing you all the tools you need to get started.
Each week we will have a new theme and highlight a “Resource of the Day” as well as a mentoring champion of the day.
This week the theme is “Mentoring Makes the Difference”. Mentoring is an evidence-based intervention that can make a tremendous difference is a young person’s life, as well as paying forward dividends to the mentor as well. Mentoring programs take many shapes and sizes ranging from the traditional “one on one” relationship, such as those modeled by Big Brothers Big Sisters to group-based programs. Many of our partners serve youth ranging in age from 6 to 30 years old.
Learn more by visiting our #mentoringmonth page at www.albertamentors.ca/mentoring-month
Sneak preview… The resources we will be highlighting this week are here.
EVENTS THIS WEEK
There are no events this week events, but stay-tuned for “I am a Mentor Day” January 12th!
METRICS OF THE WEEK
Each week we will share with you our #MentoringMonth campaign metrics such as:
- Last week we refered X new mentors to programs like yours.
- Last week we had X Page views.
- Last week X Albertans were nominated to be Mentors.
HOW CAN YOU HELP
- Subscribe, friend and tweet out all of our content this month. This is our one big push for the year so let’s make it count! Help AMPlify our voice in your local community and through your social media!
- Host your own local mentoring month event and tell us about it
- Share your own stories with us on social media, sign up as a featured partner, or nominate 5 friends as Mentors!
Each day, mentoring champions will be taking to social media to celebrate mentoring. This week the mentoring champions will be posted here (link). If you would like to be listed as a Mentoring Champion, please email your photo and a quote to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure to tell all of your staff and volunteers to follow and share our content.
Hashtags (#mentoringmonth, #MentorIRL)
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