In a proclamation, the County Commissioners of Queen Anne's County officially declare January 2024 as "National Mentoring Month." This marks the 22nd anniversary of the nationwide initiative aimed at drawing attention to the critical need for mentors in the lives of young people. This years proclamation was presented to Erin Karrh, Enrollment & Outreach Specialist with Big Brothers Big Sisters, of the Eastern Shore.
The proclamation recognizes and honors the invaluable contribution of volunteer mentors in Queen Anne's County who, through their daily commitment, support and uplift young individuals. Mentoring has been proven to be a powerful strategy in enhancing life opportunities for the youth.
The statement emphasizes the positive impact of quality mentoring on fostering healthy relationships, nurturing positive self-esteem, and promoting emotional well-being and growth in young individuals and their connections with others.
Acknowledging the collaborative efforts of County, State, business, and community leaders, the proclamation highlights the role of Maryland MENTOR in establishing mentorships with youth across the County and State, providing crucial opportunities for their success.
"We, THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY, proudly proclaim January 2024 as 'NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH' in Queen Anne's County. We recognize and acknowledge the paramount importance of mentoring programs in shaping the future of our youth," stated the County Commissioners.
This declaration invites the community to join hands in supporting mentorship and fostering positive change in the lives of young members of the Queen Anne's County community. To learn more, visit https://shorebiglittle.org/