Mentors have powerful opportunities to inspire students. Studies show that quality mentoring can have a significant impact on improving school attendance and student success. Recognizing this, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, has released a promotional toolkit with mentoring and attendance specific social media messages. Download the toolkit here.
This September, as part of the fifth annual Attendance Awareness Month campaign, MENTOR is sharing stories and resources showcasing the power of strong relationships to keep students involved in school. In the first post, Stephen Kostyo, Policy Advisor at the Learning Policy Institute and former middle and high school science teacher, writes about his experiences building meaningful relationships so students would want to come to his class. Read the blog.
Throughout the month, and especially during the Mentoring In Real Life Attendance Week September 11-15, MENTOR is inviting mentoring programs, youth serving organizations, schools and all campaign partners to help amplify this message on social media. Remember to include #schooleveryday and #MentorIRL in every post!
The toolkit provides sample messages such as:
- Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin posts
- Digital images
Join us for the Mentoring In Real Life Attendance Week Twitter chat on Wednesday, September 14 at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT!