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matter of trust. Mentoring is a structured and trusting
relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals
who offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing
the competence and character of the mentee. A mentor is an adult
who, along with parents, provides a young person with support,
counsel, friendship, reinforcement and constructive example. Mentors
are good listeners, people who care, people who want to help young
people bring out strengths that are already there. A mentor is
not a foster parent, therapist, parole officer, or cool peer.
All young people have the potential to succeed in life and contribute
to society. All children have the potential to succeed in life
and contribute to society. However, not all children get the support
they need to thrive.
By all estimates, an astounding 17.6 million young people –
nearly half the population of young people between 10 and 18 years
of age – live in situations that put them at risk of not
living up to their potential.
Without immediate intervention by caring adults, they could make
choices that not only undermine their futures, but, ultimately,
the economic and social well-being of our nation.
Mentoring - the presence of caring adults offering support, advice,
friendship, reinforcement and constructive examples - has proved
to be a powerful tool for helping young people fulfills their
Mentoring can help by:
using your influence and resources as a decision maker, you can
bring new hope to young lives through the power of mentoring.
And you'll be surprised how much you will benefit, as well.
young people's attitudes towards their parents, peers and
students to stay motivated and focused on their education;
a positive way for young people to spend free time;
young people face daily challenges; and
young people opportunities to consider new career paths and
get much-needed economic skills and knowledge.