National Mentoring Month

This page is for mentors/supporters! Mentoring program staff can access the 2017 Program Toolkit here.nmm_seal_2016

January is National Mentoring Month, a designated time each year to thank current mentors and recruit new volunteers. Here in Vermont, Mobius, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership partners with mentoring programs and supporters around the state to organize local festivities and celebrate our collective efforts to develop a culture of mentoring, and provide support for young Vermonters in every corner of the state.

The theme of the national campaign is “Mentor In Real Life,” which allows mentoring supporters and mentors to talk about the real-life benefits of mentoring. We invite you to share your mentoring stories with your friends, family, and colleagues, and to join us in celebrating National Mentoring Month 2017.

Find Mentoring Month Events Near You!

Mobius and mentoring programs around the state organized a wide variety of activities throughout the month of January to celebrate National Mentoring Month with mentor recognition events, mentor pair activities, and benefit events at local businesses.

Mobius’ featured event is our annual statewide Mentoring Celebration at the Statehouse on Wednesday, January 18.

For more information on mentoring events in your community, please visit our Mentoring Events Calendar.

Show Your Support on Social Media!

Use campaign images to join the online conversation (click on the thumbnail images below to access the full-sized version)! We encourage you, also, to share your mentoring stories in ways that connect to the different dates in the campaign.

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Be Sure to Include These Hashtags: #MentorIRL #NationalMentoringMonth
For more images from the campaign, visit or follow the Mobius and MENTOR Facebook pages throughout the month.

Important Statewide/National Campaign Dates:

Who Organizes National Mentoring Month, Locally and Nationally?

Mobius organizes National Mentoring Month activities in Vermont, thanks to the continuing support of Comcast, Redstone Commercial Group, and a wide range of other sponsors from the local business community. Nationally, the campaign is spearheaded by MENTOR (The National Mentoring Partnership), the Harvard School of Public Health, the Highland Street Foundation, and the National Basketball Association.

Press Announcements:

Mobius and Supporters to Host Mentoring Month Celebration at the Statehouse on January 18
Mobius, Governor Scott, and Other Supporters Proclaim January Mentoring Month in Vermont

(For a full recap of press coverage during National Mentoring Month, visit our Mentoring in the News page)

Official Proclamations/Resolutions:


Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors:

Lead Statehouse Event Sponsor:

redstone lead sponsor for vermont mentoring month 2017

Mentor of the Year Award Sponsor:

Comcast Vermont Mentor of the Year Sponsor

Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsors:

Cabot Creamery - Sponsor of Vermont Mentoring Month 2017
Rutland Regional Medical Center - Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsor 2017
UVM Medical Center - Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsor 2017

Mentoring Supporter Sponsors:

DR Power - Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsor 2017

Heritage Aviation - Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsor 2017

Langrock Speery and Wool - 2017 Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsor Union Mutual of Vermont - 2017 Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsor
Local Muscle Movers - 2017 Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsor Vermont Gas - Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsor 2017
New England Federal Credit Union - Vermont Mentoring Month sponsor

National Sponsors:

MENTOR The National Mentoring Partnership HarvardChan_logo_hrz_alt_RGB_Large highland foundation