Mentoring "It takes an entire village to raise a child" African Proverb
"It takes an entire village to raise a child" African Proverb
Mentoring: A movement to "reconnect" youth to society.
What is mentoring?Mentoring is a personal development relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. However, Wrightchoice Group feel that true mentoring is more than just answering occasional questions or providing help. It is about an ongoing relationship of learning, dialogue and challenge.
From its Old World origins, the term mentor has come to mean wise teacher and guide, philosopher and friend. Today mentoring works best through one-to-one relationships that reinforce hope in aspiring the youth. The volunteer mentor seeks to share new skills, perspectives and attitudes with another person - the protégés or mentee.
Why it is important today?
Mentoring in its modern form is a response to the need in today's youth and for "those one-to-one relationships that reinforce hope and offer guidance". Wrightchoice Group enlists individuals to serve voluntarily as mentors to youngsters who, with consistent support, will make it - through school, into a job, and into self-reliance.