With the theme of “Mentoring Works” National Mentoring Month will be celebrated this January. National Mentoring Month was established in 2001 to raise awareness of the various forms of mentoring. It is dedicated to recruit individuals in the community to mentor and thank those that have already committed to make a difference through mentoring.
Lutheran Social Services Mentoring Services are supporting this national effort by celebrating the success of hundreds of mentor-student relationships in Lincoln and Minnehaha County. To heighten awareness and to give people a chance to try mentoring, LSS will host four “Try-It” sessions. Events will be held on January 24 from 10:45-11:45 at Tea Middle School, on January 30 from 11:45-12:45 at Harrisburg Middle, on February 1 from 11:30-12:30 at Anne Sullivan and on February 8 from 11:45-12:30 at Brandon Elementary.
Adult volunteers are needed to work one-on-one with a local student. Participants will complete a project and eat lunch with students who are in need of a mentor. The event is a sample of what a volunteer would do should they choose to apply to become a mentor with the School-Based Mentor Program.
For additional information on National Mentoring Month or to become a mentor, apply now, call 221-2350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.