What is mentoring?

Simply put, mentoring is an additional source of support in a child’s life. Mentors have a unique role in the life of a child, helping them dream big and reach their goals.

Mentoring happens in two ways:

Formal Mentoring: 

happens in a structured program where volunteers are carefully screened, selected and trained to mentor young people in a one-on-one or group setting.

Everyday Mentoring: 

happens when community members – parents, teachers, crossing guards, neighbors, librarians, etc. – recognize that they can make a mentoring difference for young people already in their lives. Everyday Mentors look for ways to build better relationships with youth and leverage opportunities to be more “mentor-like” in their community.


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