How To: Become a mentor

Become a mentor

Mentoring is a way to help others and improve your community. There are established mentoring organizations to join or you can go seek out those already in your life who you can help with your time end knowledge.

Make a difference in someone else's life by being a mentor.
You Will Need

* Volunteer opportunities
* Time

Step 1: Check for opportunity

Look for volunteer opportunities online and in your community, and choose one that's right for you. For example, if you volunteer at a school, you can help teach students the importance of education.

Step 2: Mentor a co-worker

Mentor a co-worker by helping them set career goals. Teach them how to improve their performance at work. Be available when they need guidance and support.

Be a role model by maintaining a positive attitude.

Step 3: Mentor a friend, family member, or neighbor

Mentor someone already close to you such as a child who lives in your neighborhood, a relative, or an acquaintance. Offer to help rather than waiting for them to ask.

Giving support, being a friend, and listening are a few traits of a good mentor.

Step 4: Take time

Take the time to get to know your mentee. Take an interest in what is important to them.

Kids who attend schools that teach self-discipline and motivation are less likely to commit crimes and more likely to finish high school.

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