What are the benefits of mentoring?

Answer

There are numerous benefits of mentoring for both the mentor and the mentee.

A few of the benefits for mentors include:

  • Improved health, perceived health, and self esteem
  • Increased life satisfaction

  • Insight into one's own childhood or children

  • Expanded network through other volunteers

  • The knowledge that you have made an impact on a young person's life

    Benefits for the mentee include:

  • ┬áIncreased academic performance
  • Improved interpersonal relationships with peers, teachers, and family

  • Greater self confidence, self esteem, and motivation to succeed

  • Reduced risk of experimenting with drugs and alcohol

  • Improved school attendance

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