“I think mentors are important and I don’t think anybody makes it in the world without some form of mentorship.
Nobody makes it alone. Nobody has made it alone. And we are all mentors to people even when we don’t know it.”
- Oprah Winfrey
Mentoring is a partnership between two people which supports a personal and professional development strategy.
Mentoring is a term
generally used to describe a
relationship between a less experienced individual called a
mentee, and a more experienced individual known as a mentor.
Mentoring, at its core, lets young people know 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.
Encourage the exploration of ideas and risk-taking in learning
A mentor is an experienced person who provides information, advice, support, and encouragement to another person, often leading and guiding by example through his/her expertise or success.
Mentors serve as trusted and significant advisors, providing a sounding board for day-today issues encountered on the job and alternative perspectives on issues in terms of both problem identification and problem-solving.
The experiences of the young people surveyed showed significant positive outcomes for those who had a mentor.
At-risk young people with mentors were more likely to aspire to choose a career they love and also taking on leadership roles in the workplace; also to regularly volunteer in their communities.
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