Mentor Role

As a mentor, your primary role is to provide guidance and support to your mentee based on his or her unique developmental needs. At different points in the relationship, you will take on some or the entire following role:


  • Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship
  • Serve as a positive role model and friend
  • Build self-esteem and motivation
  • Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them
  • Give positive feedback and encouragement
  • Provide insights into possible opportunities
  • Provide support on personal issues if appropriate
  • Identify resources to help mentee enhance personal development and career growth
  • Expand the mentee’s network of contacts


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