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Imagine what’s possible when we support youth and start mentoring others
Posted on January 11, 2021 at 1:58 pm by Clay Curtin
National Mentoring Month
and focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us—individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits—can work together to increase the number of mentors to help ensure positive outcomes for our young people and other around us daily.
Mentoring is a relationship formed between a mentor/coach and mentee/individual with the goal of sharing knowledge and expertise between the two. A mentor is a coach, guide, tutor, facilitator, counselor and trusted adviser. A mentor is someone willing to spend his or her time and expertise to guide the development of another person. Research shows that mentor programs allow many benefits to youth.
Emotional and psychological
Benefits problem and high-risk behaviors
They build more trusts and are able to communicate better
Helps with their education and getting better grades
Help with their future careers and employment
Typically the want to become a mentor to someone else someday
Mentoring in the workplace benefits:
Better communication skills and interpersonal skills
Exposure to new ideas and way of thinking
Career information and advice, guidance and coaching
Professional industry knowledge
Mentors are need all-around us and can be so beneficial for everyone involved. This month, celebrating the power of relationships and reflect on the growth of the mentoring program. It has so many positive effects on youth development and professional development. Look into volunteering as a mentor or start a mentoring program at your work.
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