Profile of a Hope for Tomorrow Mentor

A Hope for Tomorrow Mentor should possess the following qualities:

  • A desire to be a part of another person’s life and an interest in helping others succeed
  • Respect for individuals’ beliefs, abilities, and points of view
  • A positive attitude 
  • Empathy for another person’s situation
  • A unique balance of optimism and realism
  • The ability to actively listen and re-state or paraphrase what they hear while minimizing their own personal assumptions and prejudices
  • The ability to find solutions and reframe barriers to identify alternatives to problems
  • The ability to impart their knowledge, insights and expertise clearly, encouragingly and helpfully