Let’s take a look at the following characteristics of successful mentors:
The research has demonstrated that youth in high quality relationships improve academic performance, reduce the likelihood of dropping out, decrease incidence of high risk behaviors—substance abuse, carrying a weapon, unsafe sex and violence, and supports young people in their development-academic, emotional and social.
According the the article “Getting to the Gold” by Annetta Miller, goals and activities are at the heart of the mentoring relationship. The key is to pay attention to the mentee’s needs and interests.
In the article “Mentoring Works” by Jonathan Alter, “mentoring is not the solution to the problems of the next generation. Parenting comes first. But even good parents often need some help.”