2018 National Mentoring Month Toolkit

Vermont Mentoring Month 2018
Toolkit For Mentoring Programs

Use the tools and resources below to participate in Vermont Mentoring Month (January 2018)!

What is Mentoring Month?

January is National Mentoring Month, a designated time each year to thank current mentors and recruit new volunteers. Here in Vermont, Mobius, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership partners with mentoring programs around the state to organize local festivities and celebrate our collective efforts to develop a culture of mentoring, and provide support for young Vermonters in every corner of the state.

The theme of the national campaign is “Mentor In Real Life,” which allows mentoring supporters and mentors to talk about the real life benefits of mentoring. The messaging strategy is to position mentoring as a critical component in young people’s lives, helping them make the decisions that ultimately lead to improved opportunities and connections, benefiting them and strengthening our communities.

Throughout the month of January, Mobius is partnering with Vermont mentoring programs, and supporters from the state government and local foundations, to highlight the many proven benefits mentoring provides for Vermont’s young people. These benefits include improved school and class attendance, better relationships with peers and family members, and a greater sense of connection to their schools and communities.

List of Resources:

This toolkit will help you, as a mentoring program staff member, get started with using National Mentoring Month to promote your program! Click on any of the hyperlinks below to access the referenced file.

Complimentary Promotional Materials
Use the form linked above to sign up for free materials for your program!

Event Submission Form
Share information about your events so Mobius can promote them online!

Mentoring Events Calendar
Learn more about mentoring events happening around the state!

How to Organize a Benefit Event for Mentoring Guide
How to organize a benefit event for your mentoring program. 

Social Media Guide Sheet for National Mentoring Month 2018
How to create a social media plan for your program to participate in the campaign.

How to Create and Manage a Social Media Page
Learn all the basics on how to start and manage a social media account.

Vermont Mentoring PSA

National Toolkit Page
Check out the national toolkit for more ideas and images to share!


Promote Mentoring in the Media!

Vermont Mentoring Month Statewide Press Announcements:
Volunteer Jim Hyde Nominated for 2018 Vermont Mentor of the Year Award 
The Citizen, Jan. 5th, 2017

Nominees Announced for 2018 Vermont Mentor of the Year Award 
St. Albans Messenger, Dec. 23, 2017

Grand Isle County Mentor Nominated for Mentor of the Year 
The Islander, pg. 10, Dec. 19, 2017 

Comcast and Mobius Announce Nominees for 2018 Mentor of the Year Award
Vermont Biz, Dec. 18, 2017 

Comcast and Mobius Announce Nominees for 2018 Mentor of the Year Award
VT Digger, Dec. 15, 2017

Comcast and Mobius Announce Nominees for 2018 Mentor of the Year Award 
Business Vermont, Dec. 14, 2017 

(For a full recap of press coverage during National Mentoring Month, visit our Mentoring in the News page)
Media Alert Template for promoting your NMM events!
Do you have a story idea or a volunteer you would like to find a way to celebrate in a news outlet? Contact benji@mentorvt.org for assistance.

Images to Share On Social Media From the National Campaign:

Click on the images below to access a variety of graphics you can use to share the campaign!



Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors:

Lead Statehouse Event Sponsor:

redstone lead sponsor for vermont mentoring month 2017

Mentor of the Year Award Sponsor:

Comcast Vermont Mentor of the Year Sponsor

Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsors:

Cabot Creamery - Sponsor of Vermont Mentoring Month 2017
Rutland Regional Medical Center - Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsor 2017
UVM Medical Center - Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsor 2017

Mentoring Supporter Sponsors:

DR Power - Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsor 2017

Heritage Aviation - Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsor 2017

Union Mutual of Vermont - 2017 Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsor
Local Muscle Movers - 2017 Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsor Vermont Gas - Vermont Mentoring Month Sponsor 2017
Burlington Furniture  


National Mentoring Month Sponsors:

MENTOR The National Mentoring Partnership