Because giving youth a role model and friend is so important, Youth Mentoring at Helping Services is taking an entire month to celebrate their mission and invites you to join in. To do this we are proudly participating in the 14th annual National Mentoring Month. This celebration raises awareness of mentoring in formal and informal ways in hopes to add more mentors, youth, and supporters to the mentoring mission.
The Radio Declares Mentoring WorksMentoring staff have many exciting events planned for January. To kick-off the month, community supporters are encouraged to listen to the local radio stations. During these community shows listeners will hear about the exciting happenings in mentoring at Helping Services and will be invited to get involved. We hope you’ll tune in.
- KMCH 94.7 on Friday, January 2, for the Guest of the Day segment
- KDEC AM 1240 on Thursday, January 8, for the Our Town segment
- KVIK 104.7 FM on Wednesday, January 14, for the Arleen Soltow Show
The County Declares Mentoring WorksDuring the first week of January, the Boards of Supervisors will sign proclamations in each county. The proclamation serves as a legal document that “proclaims” that mentoring has SIGNIFICANT VALUE. This time is used to share who we are and how mentoring has affected us, giving the Boards of Supervisors a brief look at the positive impact of mentoring. The Boards of Supervisors appreciate seeing many supporters at these signings. We strongly encourage mentors, mentees, parents, advisory committee members, Helping Services board members, and friends of mentoring to attend and show their support for our mentoring programs.
Displays Declare Mentoring WorksCheck out these “be someone who matters to someone who matters” exhibits as they provide information about mentoring and how to get involved. Mentoring will be on display at:
- Cresco Library
- Community Savings Bank in Manchester
- Decorah Library
- F & M Bank in Manchester
- Manchester Library
- Ossian Library
- Our Savior Lutheran Church in Manchester
- Postville Library
- Regional Family Health Clinic in Manchester
- Waukon Library
- Widner’s in Manchester