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January is National Mentoring Month

In January 2002, the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership came together to bring attention to the importance of youth mentoring. Their combined efforts gave rise to National Mentoring Month, a nationally recognized campaign now held each January!

This month is an opportune time for Boys & Girls Clubs to plan special events around mentoring. Not sure where to get started? Two days of special importance to mark on your calendars are January 15, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, and January 25, #ThankYourMentor Day. The Day of Service is an opportunity to select a community project service with mentors and mentees either at the Club or in the community and ask parents/guardians and others to get involved. #ThankYourMentor Day is a campaign geared towards mentees taking the time to recognize and thank their mentors for all they do.

No matter how you decide to celebrate this January, know that mentoring makes a difference in the lives of our youth, and finding ways to boost your programs will only better serve them. For additional ideas and resources on celebrating National Mentoring Month, visit the sites below!

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2017 Native Summit Recap

Boys & Girls Clubs of America's 2017 Native Summit was held November 14-16 in Fort Myers, Florida, and marked the celebration of 25 years of Native Clubs! Organized by the Native Services Unit, Native Club staff came from all over to participate in the Summit, share in each other’s culture, and attend informational breakout sessions.

The celebration started with the presentation of tribal flags by a representative of each tribe. It marked the first of many special moments and was a great way to kick off the event. It was the perfect way to symbolize the diversity within the room while creating a sense of unity among the group. The opening celebration included remarks from the Chair of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the President of the Navajo Nation, the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation and a cultural performance from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Boys & Girls Club Youth.

General sessions were held each morning and afternoon of the Summit. Speakers at these sessions included prominent partners and ambassadors of Native Clubs. At the morning general session on the second day the national Native Spirit Award was proudly presented to Angela DiCicco from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Read more about the Native Spirit Award national and regional winners here!

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