Many successful people credit one or more mentors who made a big difference in helping them succeed. We have all heard stories about people whose lives have changed by having a relationship with a caring adult. Oprah Winfrey was mentored by her fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Duncan, who helped her not be afraid of being smart and encouraged her to read; beginning at the age of 14, Dr. Martin Luther King was nurtured and supported by Dr. Benjamin Mays, a distinguished African American minister and scholar.
A mentor is someone who has a genuine interest in helping another person improve specific skills and develop as a person. The supportive, healthy relationships formed between mentors and mentees are both immediate and long-term and contribute to a host of benefits for mentors and mentees. It gives you a wonderful feeling knowing you have helped someone grow as an individual and made a difference in their life.
We are excited to start our next school year of mentoring young people in our community! Thank you mentors!