"Calling New Mentors"
Few bonds in life are more influential than those between a young person and an adult. As you beging your journey toward becoming a mentor, you will need to thoroughly understand the basics of mentoring before entering into a relationship with a young person.
Mentors understand the need to assume a number of different roles during the course of a mentoring relationship, but successful mentors also share same basic qualities:
- A sincere desire to be involved with a young person
- Respect young people
- Listening and Communication Skills
- Professional Integrity
- Ability to Motivate
- Ability to Challenge and Encourage Others
- Positive Outlook
- Enthusiam, Respect, Patience, Honesty & Self Assurance
- High Personal Standards
- Ability to give and receive Constructive Feedback
- Sensitivity to difference: Culture Race, Communication Style & Life Experiences
- Willingness to commit time to relationship
As you and your mentee begin your communication, exploring values, interests and goals, you will findyourself making a difference and having a positive effect on a young person's life. What you may also be surprised to see is that you will be learning more about yourself too. Mentoring is a shared opportunity for learning and growth. Mentoring doesn't only affect the young person.
As a mentor you will be:
- Making a difference in someone's life
- Learning about yourself
- Giving back and contributing to the future
- Having Fun
Good Mentors are willing to take time to get to know their mentees, to learn new things that are important to the young person, and even be changed by their relationship.
Are you willing to make a one year commitment and accept challenges and rewards of mentoring and experience the benefits that will last you a lifetime? If the answer is a resounding, "YES" then REGISTER for our next orientation TODAY!