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WHAT QUALITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE IDEAL IN A MENTOR?


Jamal Stroud
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WHAT QUALITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE IDEAL IN A MENTOR?

Below are some suggestions for things to consider in potential mentors:

  • Employment history
  • Communication skills
  • Life experience
  • Tolerance for children
  • Parenting skills
  • Experience working with a variety of people
  • Age/maturity
  • Educational background
  • Commitment to community
  • Openness to diversity
  • Family relationships
  • Life ambitions

Of course, be aware that all of your values may not fit in with what your clients need, want, or think is important. What you perceive as important qualities to have may not match perfectly with all the possible values that potential mentors could have.

 

Make sure you separate out any of your personal biases or prejudices that may affect the quality of your program before you start recruiting. Remember, the mentor program is for the youth in your community, not for you!


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