Mentorship Blog

Giving Thanks: Paul Buller

This time of year is when we reflect on what and who we are thankful for. Here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest, we are grateful for all of our volunteers who make it possible to serve the youth in our community. And we would like to

Become a Mentor This Fall!

Back to School is right around the corner! Now is the time to commit to mentoring a child. Mentoring helps with school performance, self-confidence and stretches a child's thinking about their future.  Strapped for time yourself? We have two site-based programs that can fit into your busy schedule: MentorU and

How To Be a Great Mentor

We all know that mentoring has been proven to empower the potential of youth, but what makes a great mentor? In this TED Talk, teacher and internship program director, Kenneth Oritz, shares his thoughts on what is needed to develop successful mentor relationships to raise up the next generation of

Mentoring and Self-Esteem

The first step to gaining self-esteem is to develop a sense of self and with so many messages from the media, peers, and family on how to be, it presents a real struggle for young people to understand who they are as a person. It is a common misconception amongst

Who Can Be a Mentor?

Its Myth Buster time! A common myth about mentorship is the adult should have experienced a balanced or stable childhood to be a good role model for a youth today.    Who makes a good mentor?   Can the man who grew up in foster care be a mentor?  YES!  Can the

Mentoring Helps Families: Part 2

In our last blog, we talked about how mentoring helps families by teaching mentees life skills that can directly help in the home. In this installment we will look into how one-to-one youth mentoring helps the family dynamic via youth gaining self-esteem and avoiding risky behaviors. Often kids have a

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest is a 501C3 organization. Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

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