Mentoring has always been a part of my life. It snuck in and carried me off kicking, and screaming years ago as a mere child. Someone had to protect my brother by standing between him and my parents. I was the eldest of the two of us. However, while I was doing my job, I was left out of getting the same support and protection my brother was receiving.
Currently, as an adult, I see a lot of kids in the same situation as my brother and me, and far worse. Plus, now I realize there are safe adults that you can trust, and how very important the role of Mentor is to all kinds of kids.
Today, I can make a more significant impact in helping children like my brother and me by finding mentors for lots of kids. Adults assume Mentoring implies a huge role and responsibility in the child’s life. But there is a continuum of ways adults can influence kids positively. Becoming a Mentor can be as simple as just being there for the child to talk to when needed, or as easy as being a trusted teacher, co-worker, coach, or confidant.
Have YOU considered being a Mentor?