Mentoring is the presence of caring individuals who, along with parents or guardians, provide young people with support, advice, friendship, reinforcement and constructive examples. Mentoring can and does help young people succeed, no matter what their circumstances!
Young people need and want mentoring for a variety of reasons. Mentoring:
- Supports education by helping students stay motivated and focused;
- Provides a positive way for young people to spend free time;
- Helps young people face daily obstacles; and
- Develops career and economic skills and knowledge