Two weeks ago we explored the importance of mentors for developing youth. In fact, mentoring programs are popping up around the country, as people start to recognize the impact these relationships can have. But what are the qualities of a successful mentor-mentee relationship? Are there specific places or people or times that can be most beneficial to youth? If mentors matter so much to kids, how can parents and caregivers help connect their teens to positive mentoring experiences?
What qualities should you look for in a mentoring program?
You can find mentoring programs in afterschool settings, at community programs, faith-based organizations, or youth services. While mentoring programs often seem to work no matter the setting, community and youth-service based programs have been shown […]
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