January is “National Mentoring Month” and it is a poignant initiative that we recognize at Girls Write Now because we see the powerful impact our mentors have on their mentees every single day. On Thursday, January 19th, it’s “Thank Your Mentor Day” and we are keeping a running list of all the mentors who have changed your life, so send us your stories at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ensure that programs like ours are able to grow and serve more girls, making an impact in the mentorship landscape. National Mentoring Month is a great time to honor the commitment and dedication these professional women writers have to Girls Write Now and their mentees. Celebrate the power of mentoring and consider giving to Girls Write Now in honor of your mentor.
In a written statement that we received from President Obama’s office, “National Mentoring Month” is crucial because “we reflect on the transformative role mentorship can play and acknowledge the many ways that mentors have helped our next generation of leaders and innovators grow.” And directly from the mouths of our mentees, here is why a mentor can change your life for the better:
- “My mentor is not only a coach to me, but a friend as well. I never thought I’d be able to collaborate with someone so gifted and experienced. She helps me with all of my work, and we are so productive together but we still have lots of fun.” — Winkie
- “I love how talented my mentor is — and how honest. She isn’t afraid to share how she feels.”
- “My mentor is open to new things and really fun to talk to. She has many great stories.” — Lila