MENTOR The National Mentoring Partnership

In Real Life

Beginning in 2016, MENTOR is launching a longer-term public awareness and recruitment campaign called In Real Life, focusing on the real life benefits of mentoring to young people, as well as real life benefits to mentors themselves. As the Tennessee affiliate of The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR), MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies and the Grizzlies Foundation are leading the implementation of MENTOR’s “In Real Life” digital and social campaign for National Mentoring Month (NMM) in January 2016 for Memphis and Shelby County.

National Mentoring Month (NMM)

Launched in 2002 by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us can work together to increase the number of mentors to help ensure positive outcomes for our young people. This campaign 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