January is National Mentoring Month

Did you know that January is National Mentoring Month?
The dictionary describes a mentor as:
1) a wise and trusted counselor or teacher
and
2) an influential senior sponsor or supporter.
I believe that mentors are so much more than the above mentioned dictionary term. Sure, mentors counsel, teach and support their mentee, but for this poster, it's more than an explanation....it's a transformation.
I spent a year with a mentor who taught me that I was capable of doing what I was afraid to do. She helped abolish my fear and uncover my confidence. She instilled me with knowledge and support that I needed at a very difficult time. She was willing, open and understanding and to this day I am still grateful for the lessons she taught me.
Check out how Serve.gov hopes you can change a life by mentoring a child this year. The link also includes materials and how-to's on inspiring a child or peer.
Have you been a mentor or received mentoring in the past? Tell us about it!

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