Every January, the mentoring movement unites in celebration of National Mentoring Month and uses the power of our collective voice to recruit new mentors, advance the mentoring field’s legislative priorities, and drive meaningful change for young people. This month-long celebration of mentoring is full of exciting opportunities to grow the movement and raise awareness about the power of relationships. This National Mentoring Month, we asked some of our longtime mentors why they mentor and what their experience has taught them:

According to MENTOR National, young people with a mentor are 52% less likely to skip a day of school, 78% more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities, and 130% more likely to hold a leadership position in a club or sports team. 

Currently, Boston Partners in Education is serving over 600 Boston Public Schools students but there are still over 150 students waiting to be matched with a mentor in-person. If you are interested in becoming a mentor to a BPS student in a classroom, National Mentoring Month is the perfect time to get involved. Become an academic mentor today!