Mentorship

Mentoring is not coaching and not counseling.

Mentoring is a reciprocal and collaborative at-will relationship that most often occurs between a eudcators and students or senior and junior employees for the purpose of the mentee’s growth, learning, and career development. Often the mentor and mentee are internal to an organization, and there is an emphasis on organizational goals, culture, career goals, advice on professional development, and work-life balance. Effective mentors often act as role models and sounding boards for their mentee and provide guidance to help them reach their goals.

When you were young, did you know how to study for a test or make plans for college? Do you remember wanting your first car or looking for a part-time job?

Simple things that may seem easy or straightforward to you now may be a complete mystery to a young person.

1 in 3 young people will grow up without having a mentor

– either through a formal mentoring program or informally through a family friend or community member –
leaving them disconnected from a critical resource to help with these very things.