True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character.”
― David O. McKay
Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool. It is an effective way of helping people to progress in their career. It is a partnership between two people (mentor and mentee) normally working in a similar field or sharing similar experiences. It is a helpful relationship based upon mutual trust and respect.
A mentor is a guide who can help the mentee to find the right direction and who can help them to develop solutions to career/life issues. Mentors rely upon having had similar experiences to gain an empathy with the mentee and an understanding of their issues. Mentoring provides the mentee with an opportunity to think about career options and progress.
At Playback we mentor young people from age of 14 onwards and support them to build resilience and character. A mentor can be a difference maker in a young persons life. It’s important that young people enter into mentoring with an open mind and are prepared to look into ways of Identifying strengths and weaknesses in themselves.