Mentor One Child and Change Two Lives: Alexandria Celebrates National Mentoring Month

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Mentor One Child and Change Two Lives: Alexandria Celebrates National Mentoring Month 

For Immediate Release: January 6, 2020

The City of Alexandria invites the public to celebrate National Mentoring Month in January. Join the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership in raising awareness about the benefits of mentoring programs and the positive effects of mentoring Alexandria’s young residents. The Partnership represents a variety of programs that strive to provide exceptional support to youth and young adults in the Alexandria community.

There are four ways to celebrate: 

  • Attend the City Council meeting on January 14, at 7 p.m., at City Hall (301 King St.). Councilmembers will welcome mentors and mentees and present a proclamation declaring January as Alexandria Mentoring Month. The meeting will be broadcast live on AlexTV (Comcast Cable Channel 70) and the City's website.

  • Attend an Open House on January 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Lyceum (201 S. Washington St.).  Attendees can engage with representatives from mentoring programs, hear personal reflections from mentors and mentees, and learn about how to become a mentor. This event is free, but attendees are asked to register online.

  • Mentors and mentees are encouraged to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 20, and elevate the spirit of service through volunteerism. Post a photo of service work in action using the hashtag #MLKDayALX and be entered in a drawing for a gift card to an Alexandria restaurant.  

  • Participate in “Thank Your Mentor Day” on January 30, a day for mentees to show gratitude for their mentors on social media. Post a mentor/mentee photo using the hashtag #ThankYourMentorDayALX and be entered in a drawing for a gift card to an Alexandria restaurant.

To learn more about these activities and about mentoring programs in Alexandria, visit alexandriava.gov/Mentoring or call 703.746.4478.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodation, email vyvyonne.dilbert@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4499, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/113036.



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