Mentoring works. Yesterday when I said wishes come true, I also said they can use some help. We all can use some help! January is National Mentoring Month which is a terrific time to realize that with help we can reach the stars!
Let me tell you first about this website: http://www.nationalmentoringmonth.org/ - it's chock full of information and I hope you will check it out.
It was Benjamin Franklin who said “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” He sure got that correct! Mentoring isn't about instruction - it's much more than that. It really is about being involved.
So how do you get involved? Well start with the above website. Your local community college most likely has a number of mentoring programs and the YMCA in your town likely does also. Also check out http://www.mentoring.org/