Why I Mentor.....
"I volunteer as a mentor because I know how helpful it is to speak to someone who has been there, done that"
Mentoring to me is an act of sharing what knowledge I have learned through books, someone with knowledge about an area they have studied, or just life itself.
Every adult, male/female, father/mother, uncle/aunt, or older brother/sister can be a mentor.
A good example of becoming a good mentor
"The only way we are going to build better communities is to give our best to our children"
- Must be someone that I respect and someone who respects me
- Must have good character that can show me the good in me
- Must be someone that will not JUDGE me
- To hear the ones you have helped say "Thank you, Mr. Clay"
"I volunteer as a mentor because I want to empower a bright young person to have confidence in themselves"
"It is a unique opportunity to directly help someone in need"
"I mentor to lead by example"
"I volunteer as a mentor to offer the same opportunities to my two mentees since 2007, as those for me to pursue my own career aspirations made possible through the support of my mentors-teachers and scholarship programs back in the 1960s and 1970s"
"I volunteer as a mentor because I really enjoy seeing young people reach their potential"
"I volunteer as a mentor because I believe it takes a village to raise a child and I was once that child, now I am the mentor and I continue to be blessed. I am so thankful to be a blessing to a child as I had a mentor believe in me and so it is my duty/responsibility to let a child know that I believe in her or him"