MENTOR National Mentoring Partnership is celebrating its 25th anniversary by launching a new partnership with LinkedIn.
"We must close the mentoring gap so that no young person grows up without the critical support and connection to opportunity that a mentor provides,” said David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR. “LinkedIn members understand the importance of relationships and connections to succeed professionally and by engaging in a dialogue on this topic we can activate people to pay it forward by mentoring a young person.” According to a recent LinkedIn survey, 79% of LinkedIn members who signaled they are interested in doing skilled volunteering, would likely consider a mentoring opportunity. LinkedIn will use its platform to help connect these 4 million members with opportunities to serve as mentors for underserved youth.
MENTOR’s mission is to close the “mentoring gap” and ensure our nation’s young people have the support they need through quality mentoring relationships to succeed at home, school, and ultimately, work.
At Good Work Sense we know first hand that mentors can be as deeply enriched by the experience as the people they mentor, regardless of their age. Find out how you can participate today by visiting the LinkedIn mentor page (it's pretty awesome).
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