Mentorship in middle and high school has the power to impact the course of students’ academic and personal life trajectories. Students feel more resilient when they have someone to discuss their ideas with someone who shares their interests. Here are some of the benefits of having mentors in your life:
- Mentors are Stepping stone in your life
When you have a mentor, you have someone with whom to discuss your plans. They will be able to provide relevant and informed feedback because they understand your field of interest. It can be difficult to decide which path to take during studies and the early years of a career. A mentor knows what questions to ask to elicit reflection, and they can help you make wise decisions about your future.
- Boost your self – esteem
It’s natural to feel insecure as you learn and experiment with new things. A mentor can share their experiences and give you confidence in your progress. A close relationship between a mentor and a mentee can provide assurance. Knowing that your mentor believes in you motivates you to push yourself outside of your comfort zone.
- Learn from Guidance
Because you are new to your field of interest, you may not know where to look for new opportunities. Your mentor certainly will. They’ll be able to point you in the right direction and open your eyes to options you hadn’t considered before. They’ll also be able to tell you what worked and what didn’t in their previous jobs. This information will assist you in weighing the opportunities presented to you in yours.
- Self – awareness
You might believe that a mentor is unnecessary. Perhaps you have a large group of friends with whom you can talk about your future intentions. However, meeting people outside of your usual social circle can be a highly rewarding experience. A mentor offers guidance from a different angle. People from various backgrounds and experiences each contribute their own special wisdom, and by talking with one another, you may come up with unique ideas.
- Goal setting
Weekly self-reflection is a crucial part of 1:1 mentoring sessions because it allows students to become more aware of their capacity to create and achieve academic and social goals. Individual goal-setting and reflection exercises help students develop their ability to appropriately assess their strengths and identify and address areas for growth