Happy National Mentoring Month!
Stories have power. Personal stories provide points of connection and remind us of the power of relationships to break down otherness, find common ground, and elevate shared humanity. So, All month long we will be highlighting different mentor/mentee stories according to different themes! We are so excited to share the power and impact of mentoring and we hope you all continue to follow along.
Jerry Zucker mentor, Janice Burch, was asked how has her mentee enhanced her life so far
and this is what she had to say:
"I became a mentor because I wanted to connect with and support a young person in my community with a listening ear, a caring heart, and encouragement. I hope I've helped her in those ways, but I have to say that spending an hour of my time with N'Dea is one of the highlights of my week. Getting to see the world through her eyes makes me a better person and parent. The hope and resilience she maintains, even in tough times, inspires me."
If you are a mentor, how has your mentee enhanced your life?
If you've had a mentor, how has your life been enhanced?
Let us know in the comment section below, or tag us with your response on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!