Mentors help children gain self-confidence, direction and resist negative peer pressure. They give of their time and take these young people to places like ball games, museums, parks and more. Many of these young people may never have had ventured outside of their own neighborhood prior to their involvement with mentors. By having a mentor, they benefit just by experiencing new things, seeing new parts of the city, and having a friend to lend an ear and lead by example.
“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” Plato
“If you’re not reaching back to help anyone then you’re not building a legacy.” Germany Kent
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” Margaret Mead