The Value of Mentor:
At its most basic level, mentoring helps as it guarantees a student that there is someone who cares about them. A child is not alone to deal with day-to-day challenges.
Mentors give their mentees with an experienced friend who is there to help in any situation.
The Benefits of Mentoring:
Collect All the Benefits of Being a Mentee
--Be a standout
--Work smarter, not harder
Mentees gain precious insight beyond their own education and experience. A student should give himself the edge with the support and leadership of the mentor. Whether a student requires advice or a sounding board, a mentor can inspire and guide student.
Mentoring programs are planned primarily for the benefit of mentees. Students are encouraged to begin the relationship with specific goals and expectations-which are typically met by the well designed program. Their benefits might extend far beyond what thay planned, and may include:
-Access to a support system throughout critical stages of their academic and career development
-An insider's perspective on navigating their career
-Clearer perceptive and enhancement of academic and career plans
-Exposure to various perspectives and experiences
-Direct access to powerful resources within their profession
-recognition of skill gaps
-Greater knowledge of career success aspects
-The foundation of long lasting professional network
Support for education
>>Mentors help keep students in school or college.
>>Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52 percent less probable than their friends to skip a day of school and 37 percent less likely to skip a class (Public/Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters).
>>Mentors help with homework, assignments and can improve their mentees' academic skills.
Support with day-to-day living
--Mentors help improve a student's self-esteem.
--Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are 46% less possible than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less expected to start drinking (Public/Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters).
--About 40% of any teenager's waking hours are spent without companionship or supervision. Mentor provides teens with a priceless place to spend free time.
--Mentors teach young people how to relate well to all sorts of people and help them strengthen communication skills.
Support in the workplace
>>Mentors help student to set career goals and start taking steps to realize them.
>>Mentors can use their personal contacts to help young people meet industry professionals, find internships and locate job possibilities.
>>Mentors introduce student to professional resources and organizations they might not know.
>>Mentors can help their mentees learn how to search for and keep their jobs.
>>The number of ways mentoring can help a student are as varied as the people involved in each program. Whereas the lists and statistics can be impressive, personal stories can be even more remarkable. Just look at mentoring success stories to see how mentoring works from different viewpoints.