September is Attendance Awareness Month
September 2016 is Attendance Awareness Month
, the fourth annual national campaign centered on raising awareness of the importance of school attendance, and its role in promoting positive youth development, academic achievement, and future success in life. According to national research, youth with mentors are more likely to go to school, graduate from high school, and enroll in college and other post-secondary opportunities.
MENTOR has released a toolkit that provides resources for mentoring supporters across the country to use to help highlight the connection between mentoring and academic attendance and engagement. Join the conversation on social media, share graphics and cover photos, and pull content from sample posts, all through downloading this helpful toolkit
. Mark your calendars--the week of September 19 is Mentoring in Real Life and Attendance Week! And be sure to use the hashtags #SchoolEveryDay
in all your posts.
Wondering how to get other partners from your local school involved? Attendance Works and MENTOR are looking for superintendents to sign a pledge showing their support for the campaign. Learn more and ask them to sign the pledge here
Registration Now Open for the National Mentoring Summit
Registration is now open for MENTOR's 2017 National Mentoring Summit!
Secure your spot before October 3rd to take advantage of the special early bird rate. The early bird rate is $325 (and goes up to $375 after October 3rd). Register here
The seventh annual National Mentoring Summit will take place February 1st - 3rd, 2017 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown. We look forward to exploring the theme of “Building Relationships, Advancing the Movement” with all our local and national mentoring partners. Will MENTOR and Mobius see you there?
The National Mentoring Summit is the only national convening of youth mentoring professionals, researchers, philanthropic investors and government and civic leaders aimed at collectively strengthening and expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people across the country.
New Volunteers Needed for the Start of the School Year!
Do you know someone whom you think would be a good mentor? All across the state, mentoring programs in local schools are looking for new volunteers as they start a new school program year. All it takes to be a school-based mentor is an hour or so a week, and an interest in making a new, younger friend. Community-based programs, as always, are also looking for more mentors. Current mentors, we encourage you to talk to your friends, family members and colleagues about your mentoring experience. Tell them how much fun mentoring can be, and how easy it is to get involved!
To find a mentoring program in their area, they can explore Mobius' directory of mentoring agencies
, or fill out an electronic inquiry form
to receive more information.
Recent Mentoring Events Blog
Starting earlier this year, Mobius switched to a monthly blog
post highlighting mentoring program events from around Vermont. Want to see your event listed on the blog and referenced in the newsletter? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
with a write-up that includes the location and date of your event, as well as a summary of what happened. Photos are strongly encouraged!