January is National Mentoring Month!

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January is officially the month to recognize the importance of mentoring and give thanks to those mentors who continue to shape today’s leaders.

National Mentoring Month was “created in 2002 by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us—individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits—can work together to increase the number of mentors to assure brighter futures for our young people.”

In conjunction with the Florida Department of Health, our Online Mentor Program has been recognized for its strong alignment to the workforce development initiatives in public health for Florida. We continue to increase our participant database and improve our matching algorithms to ensure mentor-mentee pairings are effective and valuable.

We’d like to extend a special thanks to all of our mentors who are committed to our program. From FDOH employees to USF College of Public Health faculty, these participants are guiding their mentees towards a successful path in their careers.

Happy National Mentoring Month!

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