Getting Involved with Mentoring
January is National Mentoring Month, a chance to celebrate the contributions of those who offer support, guidance, and assistance for the next generation.
Through mentoring, an adult works with a younger person who may be going through a difficult period or facing new challenges. In particular, when parents are either unavailable or unable to provide responsible guidance for their children, mentors can play a critical role.
There are three types of mentoring: educational, career and personal development.
- Educational mentoring helps improve overall academic achievement.
- Career mentoring helps develop the necessary skills to enter or continue on a career path.
- Personal development mentoring supports youth during times of personal or social stress and provides guidance for decision making.