The Benefits of Mentoring
·Building a better community - Mentored youth are far less likely to turn to crime, drop out of school or get pregnant. Thus, by mentoring, adults help create a safer, healthier community environment. ·Making a difference - Sometimes just knowing that you have lent a helping hand is reward enough for volunteering. The great thing is, everyone has skills and experiences they can share with a young person. ·Promoting a more positive work environment -By becoming mentors, employees help create a more positive work environment, where mentoring is an accepted and expected part of the company culture. ·Creating opportunities for personal growth -On the surface, it appears that youth have the most to learn and gain from mentoring relationships. But mentoring can teach the mentors new ways of looking at issues and their own lives. Moreover, in working with youth, mentors can hone their professional and personal skills.