National Mentoring Month 2017
Happy New Year and Happy National Mentoring Month!
President Barack Obama dedicated this month to mentoring, and he says “At the start of each new year, we observe National Mentoring Month to honor the parents, families, teachers, coaches, and mentors who pour their time and their love into lifting up America’s daughters and sons.” He continues, “As a Nation, we are stronger when every individual has the opportunity to contribute to our American story. By working to give each person a better chance at success, we can unlock their potential and empower them to serve others in the same way.”
As you may or may not know, I co-founded a mentoring organization with my good friend, Dawn Carroll, called the Over My Shoulder Foundation. Our goal is to spread awareness of the power of ‘mentor-ology’ through music and design. We were recently featured in the newly launched Boston 100. Spend a little time this month either finding a mentor in your life or thinking about who you already may be ‘mentoring’ and continue to foster and strengthen those relationships. It will make more of a difference than you know.