National Inspirational Role Models Month

November is National Inspirational Role Models Month. No matter your age, gender, or stage of life, having someone who inspires you to be the best version of yourself is always a positive thing. Perhaps it’s a friend, a celebrity or an activist. Whether the person is high-profile or not isn’t important. Their character and ability to inspire, guide and teach carries much more value. This month, focus on the person who motivates you and thank them for the leadership.

Stepping into the shoes of the person you look up to the most is likely to stir something up inside you that encourages growth as a person. There’s a reason that person is your role model, right? Take a good look at them and their life. What healthy habits do they have? How do they make people feel? If you can mold yourself after them, while keeping your unique personality, you have struck gold!

Be the best person YOU can be this month and thank your inspirational role model for helping you get there; they may not have even realized you were looking up to them! Another good way to celebrate this month is by being a good role model to others. Here are some ways for you to radiate confidence and goodness for the world to see.

  • Always demonstrate leadership and confidence. Stay positive, look at things from a neutral perspective, and be calm, cool, and collected. Always strive for bigger and better for yourself and others.
  • Stand out in the crowd. Be yourself and be proud of it. You don’t ever have to try to “fit in.” People are drawn to those who are unashamedly themselves.
  • Interact with everyone, not just your friends or the most successful/popular people in the room. Always have an open mind and be a good listener, as well as speaker.
  • Show others that you care, even if you don’t know them well! Being interested and concerned about people around you shows selflessness and great character.
  • Be smart, well rounded, and open-minded. Thinking you’re the smartest person in the room automatically makes you the dumbest person in the room.
  • Admit to your mistakes, and embrace them to become better. Acting as though you are above failure and mistakes shows arrogance.

Bellevue University Mentoring/Role Model Opportunities.

  • S.A.V.E. (Students Activities Values Education) Mission: Connect under-served youth with opportunities and resources to be successful students and active individuals.
  • TeamMates Mentoring   The mission of the TeamMates Mentoring Program is to impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring.
  • OPS Schools  Mentor and tutor in the community with a number of schools to increase skillsets in math, reading, and critical thinking.

Other resources in the area include:

MENTOR Nebraska Mission: MENTOR Nebraska fuels the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships, strengthens collaboration, and advocates for mentoring.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters  Mission: Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Kids Can Community Center  At  Kids Can Community Center, our mission is to educate, engage, and inspire children through early childhood care and out-of-school experiences.  Our mentoring program is accredited through Midlands Mentoring Partnership.

Library Resources:

Saints and Role Models in Judaism and Christianity






S.A.V.E. , TeamMates, and OPS schools- Lynette Ingram:

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