January is National Mentoring Month in the US. Each year, advocates of mentoring rally to get more funding for mentoring programs, showcase the impact that mentoring has on young people, and recruit more mentors during this month.
In this recent interview on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Run the Jewels rapper and social justice activist, Killer Mike, reminds us again why mentoring is so crucial for young people. Take a few minutes to watch this important message:
“Find a child…help them by mentoring them…teach them the path you were taught to help them be a successful human being. It grows you as a human being to have empathy and apathy for someone who doesn’t look like you.” – Killer Mike