Mentors play a huge role in the lives of these young women and gain just as much out of the programme as the girls they mentor. It is an opportunity to learn about other cultures and network with likeminded women. While mentors take the opportunity to hold the door open for younger women to reach their full potential, they come away with unique experiences that enrich their own lives.
Mentors come from all walks of life, but they have one thing in common – a desire to make a lasting difference in a young person’s life.
Janet Wilson, a broadcaster and Future Leaders mentor, is a huge advocate for the many benefits of being a Future Leaders mentor. “This is something that involves not only the heart but the head in equal amount if you are to support your mentee. In return you get to give to funny, charming, kind young women who teach you as much as you teach them. I couldn’t recommend Future Leaders more – it’s one way of having a direct effect on the lives of the community in which you live.”
We welcome you to contact us to have a chat about becoming a mentor. Please call Lora on 09 520 8165 or 021 821 633. Email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Katherine Rodriguez was a mentor on the programme for four years, giving her time and commitment to a young woman. Here she is interviewed by The Spark Foundation on why she wanted to be a mentor and her experience of the programme…