Become a Mentor
Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three young people will grow up without this critical asset.
A Mentor Is…
A Coach, An Advisor, A Reliable Listener, An Encourager, An Advocate
A Mentor is NOT…
A Savior, A Parent, A Tutor, A Bank, A Social Worker, A Mentor to the Family
The greatest gift you have to offer a young person is your genuine interest in their life and your willingness to listen attentively to them. Each person brings a wide range of life experiences to the mentoring relationship and can be a wonderful source of advice and information.