What Mentoring Is Not?
Mentoring in not a foster parent, therapist, parole officer, or cool peer.
All young people have
the potential to succeed in life and contribute to society.
What Mentoring Is?
Mentoring is a structured and trusting
relationship that brings students together with adults who offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing
the competence and character of an At Risk student.
Mentors truly care about helping, they believe in others’ capabilities, are
patient, kind, good listeners, are sensitive to the needs and circumstances of others, are approachable, outgoing, committed
to long lasting relationships and are open to different points of view.
A Mentor can help by:
• Improving the students attitudes towards their parents and teachers
students to stay motivated and focused on their education
• Helping young people to understand
how to face daily challenges
• Offering young people opportunities to consider new career
By using your guidance and resources as a decision maker, you can bring new hope to young lives through the power
of mentoring. You'll be surprised how much you will benefit, as well.
What is a Mentor?