The Youth Mentoring Network

For Young People ⁄ Caregivers

What is mentoring?

DMentor-boy-rugbyo you remember someone who encouraged you to believe in yourself, who encouraged you to work hard in school and in life?

At its most basic level, a mentor is a more experienced friend that cares about their mentee (young person) and is there to help in any number of situations.

Mentors help keep students in school.

  • Mentors help improve a young person's self-belief and confidence
  • Mentors help young people build connections, relate well to all kinds of people and help them strengthen communication skills.
  • Mentors help young people set career goals and start taking steps to realise them.
  • Mentors can use their personal contacts to help young people meet industry professionals, find internships and locate job possibilities.
  • Mentors can help their mentees learn how to seek and keep jobs.