Mentoring Month 2021

About Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month and this year Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg is celebrating the annual campaign #MentoringAmplifies. Our goal is to expand quality mentoring opportunities, connecting more of our community’s young people with caring adults. National Mentoring Month is a great opportunity to celebrate the power of mentorship and the positive impact it has on not only our young people, but also on the mentors, our families and the community as a whole.

During National Mentoring Month, interest in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg’s programming is at its highest.  This year we are encouraging the public to join the mentoring movement by becoming a volunteer mentor or enrolling a young person in need. Mentoring relationships are at their best when connections are made between a caring adult and a young person who knows someone is there to help guide them through real life decisions.

Research shows that mentors play a powerful role in providing young people with the tools to make responsible choices, attend and engage in school more regularly, and reduce or avoid risky behaviour. Yet, the same research shows that one in three young people in our country will grow up without a mentor. With the challenges of COVID-19, we all must respect the need for physical distancing but we refuse to let our young people feel socially isolated. The need for mentorship is greater now than ever, that’s why we have innovated our programming to offer virtual mentoring for the very first time.

Interested in becoming a mentor or do you know someone who’d benefit from mentorship. For volunteers, we have time commitments to suit every schedule. For young people, we have a number of programs to suit different needs. You’re never alone in this process, we have professional and experienced staff helping to guide you every step of the way. 

Important Dates

I Am A Mentor Day!

January 7th

How has being a #mentor impacted yourself & your community? Use #MentoringAmplifies on social media to share your story and inspire others to join the #MentoringMovement!

International Mentoring Day!

January 17th

Happy International Mentoring Day! Thinking about becoming a #mentor or do you know someone who’d benefit from having one? Now is the perfect time, join the #MentoringMovement!

Thank Your Mentor Day!

January 29th

Thank Your Mentor Day! Honour the people that helped shape your journey by saying thank you. Tag your #mentor on social media using #ThankYourMentor

#Mentoring Amplifies

Mentoring Amplifies Potential

Potential, every kid has it, and time with a caring mentor can help ignite it. We encourage young people to dream big and be all they can be! 

Mentoring Amplifies Confidence

Youth with a positive mentor often feel more confident to be themselves, to participate in class and to try something new!

Mentoring Amplifies Compassion

Acts of Kindness are contagious. Mentoring shows compassion, it encourages our young people to be all they can be and in turn share their own compassion. 

Mentoring Amplifies Success

Kids with a mentor are 55% more likely to attend college, 81% more likely to participate in extracurricular activities & 78% more likely to volunteer in the community. 

Mentoring Amplifies Community

A mentoring moment positively impacts everyone involved in the relationship – the youth, the family, and the volunteer. That effect ripples across the community.

Join the mentoring movement! Enrol a young person or become a mentor today!