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What is MLK Mentoring Day?

MLK Mentoring Day is part of a nationwide movement (during January – National Mentoring Month) designed to ensure that the mentoring needs of young Black men and boys are effectively addressed at the scale needed for this brilliant population to heal, develop and thrive.

January 13th-16th, 2017, The Black Star Project will launch the third annual MLK Mentoring Weekend in partnership with over 150 organizations across the U.S. What better way to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. than to mentor the next generation of youth?

On this weekend, we connect youth with positive mentors who:

  • Inspire and motivate them to do well in life and in school.
  • Expose them to various college and career options.
  • Encourage them towards healthy habits and positive life styles.
  • Help them create viable life plans and make good choices.

But this is not simply a one-day event! MLK Mentoring Day is the beginning of a year-long strategy to ensure that young Black men and boys especially are successfully mentored. Individuals, non-profit organizations, faith institutions, government agencies, schools, fraternities and social service agencies will all work within their respective communities to make this day a national success.

Would you like to organize a mentoring program in your community? 

Our organizing guide contains step-by-step instructions for setting up a successful mentoring program within your community. Please register at this link to receive our organizing kit with all the materials you need to make this day a success in your community: MLK Mentoring Day Registration Form

The Chicago Community Trust is sponsoring this mentoring initiative in Chicago. 

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