Popular for the youth in the USA, Mentoring Month is used to encourage the younger population to cultivate and take advantage of mentorships and advice their elders can provide to them.
- Programs. Does your organization have something beneficial to teach? Do you have programs in place? This is a good time to set them up and get early enrollment started.
- Commemorate/Observe/Thank/Praise. It doesn't hurt to spend this month writing cards, letters, speeches, or dedicating events to mentors. Show them that you appreciate their hard work (not just this month, but year-long!) and advice that they disclose.
- Influencers. When we grow out of our Uni mentorships, we hope to cultivate a friendship with those individuals who helped us along the way. These people can eventually become investors, influencers, or brand evangelists for many successful mentees. Talk about these advantageous opportunities to make the idea of investing in long-term business relationships appealing to the youth.