January is National Mentor Month and what a great reminder of the importance of mentors especially when it comes to education! All children benefit from mentoring, but especially those with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and ADHD as many of these children struggle with poor self-esteem and poor self-concept. When they are able to connect with someone else who either has a similar learning struggle and has overcome it, or someone who takes the time to understand them and help them understand themselves, their self-esteem is certainly boosted. There are many ways that adults and even teens can invest in children and mentor them. This might include being a lunch buddy or a reading buddy to a young student. Think about how you can invest in a student’s future today!