In recognition of National Mentoring Month, the Sacramento City Unified School District and the South Sacramento Coalition for Future Leaders are welcoming members of the community to attend the Sacramento Mentoring Month Celebration & Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, January 25, at 4:00 pm at the Charles A. Jones Skill Center. Outstanding youth and adult mentors who are making a positive difference in Sacramento will be recognized for their efforts during this event.

On December 28th of last year, President Barack Obama declared this January to be National Mentoring Month in order to highlight the movement across the country, guiding young Americans through the challenges they face as they enter adulthood. Through an official proclamation, President Obama said;

“At school and at home, in the library and on the field, mentors lift our youth toward their goals and ambitions. As a teacher, a relative, or a trusted friend, a mentor’s steady and dependable support can inspire a child to strive for success and instill in them the confidence to achieve their full potential. Mentorship strengthens our American family, and by teaching enduring values like diligence and self-discipline, we make a powerful and lasting investment in our youth, our communities, and our Nation.”

This event intends to spotlight the achievements and success stories of several mentors from right here in Sacramento. Sacramento Councilmember Kevin McCarty is scheduled to attend as well.

The Sacramento Mentoring Month Celebration & Award Ceremony

Date: January 25, 2012

Time: 4:00pm-6:30pm

Location: Charles A. Jones Skill Center , 5451 Lemon Hill Ave.