Tips and Strategies for using a "Mentoring Mindset" to be there for young people
In reading Mentor National's resource, "Becoming a Better Mentor," we were reminded of the importance that mentoring relationships are a give and take partnership. In the chapter 8, Honoring Youth Voice and Building Power, they conclude by saying, "Mentoring works when adults teach young people things, be it new skills or viewpoints, they didn’t know before. At the same time, all youth also have the potential to teach adults things they didn’t know before. If this is happening in an authentic way, your mentoring relationship will be successful."
This month, let's remember to be there for young people by having fun together, and being open to learning something from a young person!