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June is Pride Mentoring Month

Pride Mentoring Month

June is Pride Month, a time when the LGBTQ+ community comes together to celebrate the freedom to be themselves.
This June, MENTOR is celebrating Pride Mentoring Month to increase visibility and elevate the voices of the LGBTQ+ community.
We hope to continue to close the mentoring gap by recruiting new mentors and mentees within the LGBTQ+ community.

               Become a Mentor!





This Pride, Take Action

Participate in #MENTORPride by:

  • Sharing your own mentoring story, advice, and experiences in a short video clip
  • Amplifying MENTOR’s posts on social media using #MENTORPride and #MentorIRL
  • Submitting your mentoring story into our Storytelling Repository below

Why Now?

 Some LGBTQ+ Youth Fast Facts:

  • Informal mentoring relationships with adults can promote positive educational outcomes among LGBTQ+ youth
  • Mentors who take youth-centered approaches that are inclusive of the experiences and needs of LGBTQ+ youth may foster greater benefits
  • Mentors who take advocacy roles may offer emotional, informational, and interpersonal support for LGBTQ+ youth, providing protection from risks associated with stigma and victimization

 

LGBTQ SUPPLEMENT TO THE ELEMENTS OF EFFECTIVE PRACTICE FOR MENTORING

As a part of a shared commitment by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) to improve mentoring services to all children and youth across the country, the LGBTQ Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ offers step-by-step operations guidance to develop safer, more affirming, and responsive mentoring relationships for LGBTQ+ youth. Download the full report below, and visit the webpage to learn more.

Download Full Report

Already mentoring? Share Your Story

Inspire others to mentor by telling us about how a mentor has impacted you or about your experience mentoring a young person.
Be sure to share your #MentoringMoment on social media!

By submitting your story, you are granting MENTOR and its partners permission to use the story in its communications.