January is National Mentoring Month
In January, we celebrate National Mentoring Month. So many of us would not be where we are today were it not for that special adult who helped us grow and reach our full potential. For some of us, that adult was our mother or father. For others, it was a favorite uncle, big brother or family friend. Whoever it was, their involvement in our lives made all the difference.
At Seattle CARES, we have been involved in recruiting, training and deploying mentors for more than a decade. Research has shown us that the mentor-mentee relationship is a strong one. It brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support, advice and encouragement. A mentor is a role model, big brother and friend all rolled into one.
Mentors can instill a sense of possibility in the hearts and minds of their mentees. They also make a significant impact in their own communities and help shape a brighter future for upcoming generations. You can read more about Seattle CARES mentors, mentees and their parents in this issue of Momentum.
This January, as we begin a new year full of hope, we encourage you to celebrate National Mentoring Month with us. Consider making a donation or volunteering to become a mentor. Whatever path you choose, we thank you for your continued support.
Don Cameron, Executive Director
Seattle CARES Mentoring Movement