Many people think it take special skills or accomplishments to be a mentor. Not so! Mentors come from all walks of life, have different life experiences and different things to offer. What mentors have in common is the desire to make a positive difference in the life of a child or youth.
Why become a mentor?
Mentoring is a powerful way of supporting a young person by teaching skills, listening to their perspectives and fostering in them a sense of belonging. Research tells us that, over time, consistent interaction with a mentor increases the likelihood that a child or youth will complete high school and experience success in life.