What’s in It for Me?

The ideal mentor doesn’t and shouldn’t do it for themselves, this is clear, they do it for the kids. We know that kids who have a mentor experience many positive impacts, a few being they are 55% more likely to enroll in college, 78% more likely to volunteer...

Keeping Track of our Scheduled Get-togethers

Finding ways to schedule and keep track of your next visit can sometimes be tricky, especially if you both have busy schedules, or if either of you has unreliable access to a telephone in your home. Here are some tips for setting up reliable ways to schedule visits:  ...

How to win friends and influence mentees

by Jean Rhodes Nearly 80 years after its publication, Dale Carnegie’s, How to Win Friends and Influence People, remains one of the best-selling books of all time (30 million copies!). This led me to wonder whether some of the interpersonal skills that Carnegie...

Mentors Aren’t Made of Money

The temptation is common, and your intentions are good. Your relationship with your mentee is new. You want to give him the opportunity to experience things he may not get to do very often, if at all. There are so many possibilities: amusement parks, zoos, museums,...