Did You Know? January is National Mentoring Month!
We acquired "mentor" from the literature of ancient Greece. In Homer's epic The Odyssey, Odysseus was away from home fighting and journeying for 20 years. During that time, Telemachus, the son he left as a babe in arms, grew up under the supervision of Mentor, an old and trusted friend. When the goddess Athena decided it was time to complete the education of young Telemachus, she visited him disguised as Mentor and they set out together to learn about his father. Today, we use the word mentor for anyone who is a positive, guiding influence in another (usually younger) person's life.
With that said, January is National Mentoring Month. CHM does sponsor a mentoring program and I am sure there are several in the community. Check with the schools, churches, 4-H, and other civic organizations to find a program best fit for you!
If you are interested in speaking to someone that is already a volunteer for CASA (Court appointed special advocate) program for children, give us a call. Find out more about CASA here.
Find reviews of mentoring programs here.
Learn more about mentoring here.
Kansas Mission of Mercy 2017 will be in Manhattan KS January 27-28 at the National Guard Armory
Community Health Ministry will be renewing client applications again beginning FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016 which is the start of our new fiscal year. ALL CLIENTS are required to update paperwork to continue to receive services at their first visit following July 1,2016