2010 Michigan Mentoring Month

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Michigan Mentoring Month and National Mentoring Month are designed to generate a concentrated burst of national, statewide, and local media activity. Combine this with community-based activities and you have the recipe to successfully recruit new mentors.

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2010 Michigan Mentoring Month

  1. 1. 2010 Michigan Mentoring Month “Pass It On”
  2. 2. 2010 MMM: What is it? <ul><li>Held every January. </li></ul><ul><li>9 th annual opportunity to focus attention on mentoring. </li></ul><ul><li>Held on a national and statewide level. </li></ul><ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise awareness of mentoring. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize current mentoring matches. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruit potential mentors. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Michigan’s Theme = “Pass It On.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tied to Mentor Michigan’s mission. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Theme = “Expand Your Universe. Mentor a Child.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Changes year to year. </li></ul></ul>2010 MMM: Themes
  4. 4. <ul><li>Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 18, 2010) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan a project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thank Your Mentor Day (January 21, 2010) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get mentees involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite public to make financial contributions to mentoring </li></ul></ul>2010 MMM: Special Days
  5. 5. <ul><li>Raise Awareness! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share your organization’s efforts with the public. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create an event. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distribute a press release. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Submit an op-ed. </li></ul></ul></ul>2010 MMM: What Can You Do?
  6. 6. <ul><li>2009 Example of Raising Awareness: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YWCA of Kalamazoo Op-Ed </li></ul></ul>2010 MMM: What Can You Do?
  7. 7. <ul><li>Recognize! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thank your volunteers, mentors, and mentees. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create an event. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Honor their efforts. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spread the word. </li></ul></ul></ul>2010 MMM: What Can You Do?
  8. 8. <ul><li>2009 Example of Recognizing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ottawa County Mentoring Collaborative’s “Magic of Mentoring Celebration.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Honored those in the community who dedicate time and resources to support mentoring. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Included special guests. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Zeeland Mayor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20 th Circuit Court Judge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>30 th District Senator </li></ul></ul></ul>2010 MMM: What Can You Do?
  9. 9. <ul><li>Recruit! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage more individuals to give their time to a young person. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create an event. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Get the word out. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reach out to new audiences. </li></ul></ul></ul>2010 MMM: What Can You Do?
  10. 10. <ul><li>2009 Example of Recruiting: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berrien & Cass, Inc. Open Houses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Held three separate open houses in Southwest Michigan to share their school-based mentoring opportunities with community members. </li></ul></ul>2010 MMM: What Can You Do?
  11. 11. <ul><li>Share your efforts with broader audiences. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit your events. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share your news. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide us with photos. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep us up in the loop. </li></ul></ul>2010 MMM: What Can WE Do?
  12. 12. <ul><li>Provide you with resources. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use our Toolkit. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out our research. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply for our mini-grants. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out what others have done. </li></ul></ul>2010 MMM: What Can WE Do?
  13. 13. <ul><li>Mentor Michigan’s MMM Toolkit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety of tools. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free to use. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support provided. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available at www.mentormichigan.org . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Mentoring Month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.nationalmentoringmonth.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.whomentoredyou.com </li></ul></ul>2010 MMM: Resources
  14. 14. <ul><li>Mentor Michigan’s MMM Toolkit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Save-the-Date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form op-eds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Template media advisory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Service Announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentor Michigan Census </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event/Media planning guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MLK Day materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thank Your Mentor Day materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MORE IS COMING! </li></ul></ul>2010 MMM: Mentor Michigan’s Toolkit
  15. 15. <ul><li>Continual 2010 MMM Toolkit updates. </li></ul><ul><li>Public Service Announcement statewide distribution. </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of local events. </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach drives to various audiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Governor’s proclamation. </li></ul><ul><li>2010 MMM recap. </li></ul>2010 MMM: What’s coming this January?
  16. 16. 2010 MMM: Questions? 2010 Michigan Mentoring Month Contact: Elyse Walter Communication Specialist [email_address] (517) 241-0063

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