Though January is National Mentoring Month, here at Comcast we believe in celebrating the power of mentors all-year round. A mentor can have a profound impact on anyone, but none so much as the difference a mentor can make for a young person.
Mentoring aligns with one of Comcast’s core focus areas of volunteerism and service. Our commitment to our communities isn’t just about today – Comcast wants to motivate young people to achieve their maximum potential and to be leaders and catalysts for positive change in their communities for years to come. Mentoring can play a special role in helping to achieve these goals.
A few of the organizations Comcast supports that are dedicated to mentoring include:
Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters (NBBBS) – This Connecticut organization provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported relationships that change their lives for the better. For 10 years, Comcast has partnered with NBBBS to pair New Britain elementary school students with Comcast employees for one-to-one mentoring sessions at our regional headquarters in Berlin, CT.
MENTOR Vermont – This organization’s vision is for every young Vermonter to have a supportive mentoring relationship to help him or her grow and develop into a thriving and engaged adult. Comcast is proud to support MENTOR Vermont’s Mentor of the Year program, which honors volunteers from mentoring programs across the state.
True Colors – Another Connecticut organization, True Colors partners with the Department of Children and Families to facilitate the only statewide one-on-one mentoring program for LGBTIQ youth. Comcast provides program support and for the last couple years has been delighted to host some of their mentees and mentors for a holiday performance at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT.
MENTOR Vermont 2019 Mentor of the Year event. Pictured left to right: Melissa Pierce, Comcast Manager of Government & Regulatory Affairs; Dan Glanville, Comcast Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Impact, Kasia Sosnow Mentor of the Year with Mentoring at UCS program; Phil Scott, Governor of Vermont; Brad Palazzo Comcast Director of Community Impact; Front: Sophie, Kasia’s mentee (12).