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What is mentoring? 

 

Mentoring is providing a young person with friendship, emotional support, career awareness, academic assistance, and a positive role model. 

 

The Mentor: 

  • Is a trained volunteer (parents, retirees, grandparents, friends, partners in education, community leaders, junior/senior cadets) who serves as a friend and good listener to a student who can benefit from this special, individualized relationship. 
  • Meets regularly with the mentee on a one-on-one basis to provide emotional support and encouragement. 
  • Boosts students’ self-esteem.
  • Helps the young person broaden his/her vision of opportunities and understand the value of education.
  • Gain exposure to the world of work and community. 


 
A mentor is a special type of school volunteer.  A mentor is an individual committed to helping a student improve academically, socially, and/or self-esteem.   The mentor is committed to expending the time and energy necessary to put the student on the right track.  The role of the mentor is multi-faceted.  A mentor is a tutor, big brother/sister, role model, and most of all, a friend to the student. 

 

If you are interested in becoming a mentor or learning more about the program, you may contact the mentoring program coordinator at the school in which you are interested in volunteering.  Please follow this link to a printer-friendly version. 

Last Modified on June 27, 2012
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