Motivate students with professional guidance.
Long-term mentoring is a powerful tool for youth to explore their professional interests, connect with a caring adult and build a sense of self.
How does this fit with my class?
By connecting with a trusted adult, a mentee can discover his or her professional preferences, expand their network and make more focused college and career choices. For mentors, mentorship presents the opportunity to cultivate interest in their industries and the next generation for 21st century work.
- Learn about educational and professional pathways
- Develop a professional relationship with an adult
- Receive guidance on educational and career decisions
- In school
- Out of school
What will my students gain?
Adam Yafei, Audit Senior, Investment Management, Deloitte/Virtual Enterprise Alumni & Volunteer
From the Partnership for 21st Century Learning:
Communication & Collaboration
- Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts
- Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions
- Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade)
- Communicate effectively in diverse environments
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
- Analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems
- Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes
Life & Career Skills
- Present oneself professionally and with proper etiquette
- Prioritizes, plans and manages work to achieve the intended result
- Participate actively, as well as be reliable and punctual