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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: January 21, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 4-a <br /> SUBJECT: National Mentoring Month Proclamation <br /> DEPARTMENT: Board of Commissioners <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Proclamation Commissioner Renee Price, 245-2310 <br /> PURPOSE: To consider a proclamation designating January 2020 as National Mentoring <br /> Month in Orange County. <br /> BACKGROUND: National Mentoring Month is a campaign held each January to promote youth <br /> mentoring in the United States. It was inaugurated in 2002, and has been spearheaded by the <br /> Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. <br /> National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how <br /> individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits can <br /> work together to increase the number of mentors to help ensure positive outcomes for young <br /> people. The campaign celebrates mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives, <br /> with goals to: <br /> Raise awareness of mentoring in its various forms; <br /> Recruit individuals to mentor, especially in programs that have waiting lists of young <br /> people; and <br /> Promote the rapid growth of mentoring by recruiting organizations to engage their <br /> constituents in mentoring. <br /> Mentoring is a critical component in young people's lives, helping them make the decisions and <br /> connections that lead to opportunity. <br /> FINANCIAL IMPACT: There is no financial impact associated with consideration of the <br /> proclamation. <br /> SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACT: There is no Orange County Social Justice Goal impact associated <br /> with consideration of the proclamation. <br /> ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: There is no Orange County Environmental Responsibility Goal <br /> impact associated with this item. <br /> RECOMMENDATION(S): The Manager recommends that the Board approve and authorize <br /> the Chair to sign the proclamation. <br />