Mentorship Blog

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

Mentoring Makes For Brighter Futures

Benefits of mentoring programs in general  Mentoring programs are among the most effective tools available for guidance, education, and training. Mentees in one-to-one mentoring programs stand to gain many of the same benefits provided by mentorships, including: An empowering setting for achieving personal growth and development Guidance on identifying and

What Does A Mentor Do?

What Does A Mentor Do? Youth mentors play a remarkably important role in a young person's life. Adult mentors provide support and stability for children that may not have either of those at home. During younger years a child's development is crucial. Having a positive role model in their

What Makes A Great Mentor?

What Makes A Great Mentor It’s no secret that mentorship can make a profound difference in the lives of high school students. Whether it's volunteering as a 1-1 Big Brother Big Sister match or visiting local high schoolers in the MentorU program, getting involved helps students and the community.

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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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