Share Why You Mentor this National Mentoring Month
Published January 17, 2018
National Mentoring Month is the perfect time to thank your mentor or share why you mentor. We have several programs that give the next generation a mentor to look up to and we wanted to give the participants a platform to share their experiences. So, we kicked off a social media campaign calling for program participants to thank their mentor or post why they mentor.
“Mentoring is one of the best ways to invest in the future you want to see in the world. Not only do I get energy from talking with people about ways they want to grow and innovate for change, but I also get to remind myself about where I’ve been and reflect on where I’m going. It’s important to have companions for your journey that you can be helpful to, but that can also be helping you to continue to learn and grow!” Stephanie Wortel-London, Director of Education, New York Academy of Sciences. Join our National Mentoring Month campaign by posting a picture on your social channels about why you mentor and thanking your mentor. Make sure you tag us in your post. To get one of the signs we created, DM us. If you send us your post we may post it to our social channels. DM us for more information! #nationalmentoringmonth #mentoring #mentor #whyIMentor #ThankYourMentor
There’s still time to be part of this campaign. Share your story on any platform and make sure to tag us. Before you post your selfie and your message, here are some of our members that have posted so far this month:
Thank you to my wonderful mentors! Your support and advice have helped give me the confidence to study what I love. #ThankYourMentor #MentorMonth #IAmNYAS pic.twitter.com/3cF5VcxQ5i— Sophie (@sophie_gribben) January 12, 2018
"Thank you to my mentors for helping me realize my full potential and inspiring me as a woman in STEM!" - Audrey, #1000Girls1000Futures mentee. Join our National Mentoring Month campaign by posting a picture on your social channels about why you mentor and thanking your mentor. Make sure you tag us in your post. To get one of the signs we created, DM us. If you send us your post we may post it to our social channels. DM us for more information! #nationalmentoringmonth #mentoring #mentor #whyIMentor #ThankYourMentor #womeninSTEM
I’ve mentored for 13 yrs. It’s pretty awesome to be given the opportunity to serve future STEMmers who need guidance & support. . . #1000girls1000futures #nyasstemscholars #nyasafterschoolmentoring . . . #nationalmentoringmonth #highereducation #IAmNYAS #phdlife #mlkday #dayofservice #stem #science #technology #engineering #math #astronomy #physics #biology #chemistry #neuroscience #biochemistry
By mentoring to inspire people, I have also inspired myself to be a better person because I have people looking up to me #WhyIMentor #MentorMonth #IAmNYAS pic.twitter.com/0bvxoPC02K— NSEABASI ETIM, PhD (@Nsebobo1) January 6, 2018
Make sure to post an image with your message and we might share your post on our social media feeds!
There's no better time than National Mentoring Month to apply to mentor the next generation. Find the mentoring opportunity that is right for you.