National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us—individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits—can work together to increase the number of mentors to assure brighter futures for our young people
NMM celebrates mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives. Its goals are to:
Raise awareness of mentoring in its various forms. Recruit individuals to mentor, especially in programs that have waiting lists of young people. Promote the rapid growth of mentoring by recruiting organizations to engage their constituents in mentoring.
Each year since its launch, NMM has enjoyed the strong support of the U.S. President and members of Congress. Additional prominent individuals who have participated in the campaign include: Maya Angelou, former President Bill Clinton, Clint Eastwood, Senator John McCain, Quincy Jones, General Colin L. Powell, Cal Ripken, Jr., Bill Russell and Usher.