A mentor is someone who is self sufficient, has the time and energy to share their experiences, both positive and negative, with other individuals for the purpose of guiding them in the right direction.

 

Mentors will also:

  • Support youth with appropriate boundaries

  • Be intentional in utilizing tasks to enhance their experiences and skills

  • Be able to work with them to maintain an organized, inclusive and collaborative environment for all

  • Be resourceful and intentional in enhancing their social capital

  • Be active listeners, allow youth to reflect and develop their own ideas

  • Help them think through the complexities of issues and respect whatever conclusions they reach

  • Help them think about goals and possibilities for the future and identify steps to achieve them and 

  • Celebrate youths' progress, strengths and successes  

JDPI's Mentors

A mentor is someone who is:

  • Self sufficient 

  • Has time

  • Has energy

  • Shares their experiences both positive and negative

  • Guides mentees in the right direction

Mentors will also:

  • Support mentees with appropriate boundaries

  • Be intentional in utilizing tasks to enhance mentees experiences and skills

  • Be able to work with mentees to maintain organized, inclusive and collaborative environments for all

  • Be resourceful and intentional in enhancing the mentees social capital

  • Be an active listener

  • Allow mentees to reflect and develop their own ideas

  • Help mentees think through the complexities of issues and respect whatever conclusions they reach

  • Help mentees think about their goals and possibilities for the future

  • Identify steps to achieve them

  • Celebrate the mentees progress, strengths and successes