Psychology Today has a great article that addresses why “Mentoring Youth Matters.” Among the salient points made in the article is a list of six qualities of a good mentor:
2. An active listener
3. Push…just enough
4. Have an authentic interest in youth as individuals
5. Foster self decision-making
6. Lend Perspective
As someone who has spent a lot of time in the mentoring field, I wholeheartedly agree with this list of essential qualities. Take a few moments to read the article in its entirety.