In January 2017, National Mentoring Month will mark its 15th year as a large-scale public awareness campaign. Each year, mentoring programs leverage National Mentoring Month to initiate a dialogue on the importance of quality mentoring programs.

Boston Partners in Education is proud to support In Real Life, MENTOR’s public awareness and recruitment campaign for National Mentoring Month this year. In Real Life focuses on the real-life benefits of mentoring to young people, as well as real-life benefits to mentors themselves.

In honor of this National Mentoring Month campaign, the latest edition to our “50 Years, 50 Stories” series focuses on the Benefits of Mentoring and features a collection of anecdotes from mentor interviews that demonstrate the many different ways that mentoring can help students. Listen to the podcast below to hear how academic mentoring has impacted the lives of some of Boston Partners in Education’s volunteers and students.