YOUTH MENTORSHIP 101
WHY MENTORSHIP IS IMPORTANT
Mentoring is important because it assures the youth that they have someone that cares about them and their daily challenges. It guarantees them that they do not have to deal with these challenges alone but they have someone that is older, more experienced, and are able to help them gain the resources needed to better their situation. Mentorship benefits the mentor and the mentee in amazing ways. For the mentor they develop leadership skills, communication and listening skills, the opportunity to learn and give back, and also it brings a sense of personal satisfaction knowing that you have positively impacted someone else's life. For the mentee they are able to learn and develop new skills, meet new people, and discover new opportunities that they might not have realized were options for them.