Mentoring is when a trusted and experienced individual freely acts as a friend, advisor, coach, guide, teacher or role model to someone less experienced and in need of such a relationship.
Mentors gain personal and professional satisfaction in helping youth. It is always nice to feel that we are doing something valuable and supporting someone else. A mentoring relationship may also be a useful opportunity to work on a leadership style, particularly coaching, or other communication skills without comments from co-workers about the change. Mentors also gain improved interpersonal skills and get a deeper understanding of teen and societal problems. Mentors also add value to their communities and to the future.
Despite the benefits of being a mentor, mentoring relationships are not for everyone but a good and productive mentoring relationship with the right person will provide huge benefits to both parties.
How to Apply
There are two methods to apply for mentorship in the Cedar Mentorship Program:
For the online application, Click here to be directed to the mentorship application page.
For the offline application, click here to download the mentorship application form.
Fill the form and email it to email@example.com
Our coordinators will review both applications (offline and online) and perform some or all of the following:
– Contact personal and professional references
– Criminal records check
– Face to face visit
– A phone interview
Upon successful screening, each mentor will be contacted via email or phone.
Upon acceptance into the program, Mentors are required to read, acknowledge and sign our Code of Conduct. Mentors are also required to go through some online reading.