Friday, November 27, 2009

What it takes to be a Professional Mentor . . . . .

Characteristics of Professional Mentors

1. The most Successful Mentors are Demonstrably Caring - mentoring is not just information based - Mentors spend time showing their Mentees that they care about them as people and care about their Mentees values and success

2. The most Success Mentors have the Spark - they are upbeat, positive, enjoy working with people, have alot to give, and naturally attract other people

3. The most Successful Mentors are Naturally Perceptive - they are able to feel the Mentee's mood and guess what is going on with them

4. The most Successful Mentors have a Mentor of their own - mentoring can be very demanding emotionally. Mentors need someone they can go to in order to consult with.

5. The most Successful Mentors have Integrity - they value their own self development and honor confidentiality boundaries

6. The most Successful Mentors Continuously Learn from their Mentees - they are open to different ideas and viewpoints from their Mentees and incorporate these into their Mentoring

7. The most Successful Mentors are Inspiring Models for their Mentees - Mentors must walk/the talk - they must be striving for excellence in their own lives.


Compiled by Mrs. Margaret O'

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Welcome to Our New Youths Mentoring Cycle 2009

Greetings,

It's a new month and we welcome you to the begining of our Youths Mentoring Cycle 2009! Wishing you a blissful month.

To those Mentors who have received their Mentee's information, We wish you a fruitful and healthy relationship. Pls, kindly endeavour to maintain regular contacts with your Mentee, It's necessary for the growth of your relationship! Remember, we haven't paired you with a perfect child/student, but with one who needs your encouragement and elderly assistance to face some life's challenges!

To those Mentors who are yet to submit their form. We eagerly hope to receive it shortly, as your information would help us to pair you with the right child. We value your interest and participation.

Lastly, to those who aren't interested in Mentoring because of thier "tight" schedules, we enjoin you to be a part of our other Sponsorship Programmes!
Such as:

Sponsoring a Deaf Child to school (N10, 000 per academic term - We send you every necessary details of the child, picture, school, parent information etc)
OR
Sponsoring the purchase of the next GCE/WAEC form for the less priviledged student etc.
OR
Sponsoring a Tutorial session for Mentees -N2, 000 monthly (this engages a student in a tutorial class for a period of 9months)


Thank you

Mentoring Manager
Resource Sharing Network