Have you ever wondered what it would be like to Mentor a child? 

The specific benefits of being mentored include:

-being encouraged and empowered in personal development
-being helped to identify and achieve career goals
-being helped to identify and correct gaps in generic skills and knowledge
-increasing your confidence
-developing and maintaining a broader perspective on career options and opportunities
-having access to a senior role model
-gaining insight into the community culture
-developing mentoring/coaching skills

What are the benefits for mentors?

The specific benefits of being a mentor include:

-recognized involvement in a program of strategic importance
-satisfaction of being a positive influence on a younger mind
-new perspectives and insight into your life
-potential for networking
-additional experience in helping others
-opportunity for self-reflection, and personal satisfaction
-developing mentoring/coaching skills
For more information on becoming a Mentor with the YWCA contact Mindy Gardener,  Bridges for Kids email: bridges@cortlandywca.org