Mentoring

 


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To mentor a young person is to share and give back your accumulated life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom.  There is nothing more valuable to an adolescent or young adult, or more personally rewarding than that of mentoring.  To help a child feel he/she is not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges is the best gift you can give when you become a mentor.  Think back.  Did you know how to study for a test or make plans for college? Do you remember wanting your first car or looking for a part-time job? Simple things that seem easy or straightforward to you now may appear to be a complete mystery to a young person.


Mentors provide their Mentees with an experienced friend who is there to help in any number of situations:
• Support for education
• Help keep students in school
• Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class
• Help with homework and can improve their mentees’ academic skills


Support with Day-to-Day Living

• Mentors help improve a young person’s self-esteem
• Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking (Public/Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters)
• About 40% of a teenager’s waking hours are spent without companionship or supervision. Mentors provide teens with a valuable place to spend free time
• Mentors teach young people how to relate well to all kinds of people and help them strengthen communication skills


Support in the Workplace

• Mentors help young people set career goals and start taking steps to realize them
• Mentors can use their personal contacts to help young people meet industry professionals, find internships and locate job possibilities
• Mentors introduce young people to professional resources and organizations they may not know
• Mentors can help their mentees learn how to seek and keep jobs

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