The Power of Mentorships

At Children’s Hope Residential Services, mentoring is a big part of what we do. Though all youth can benefit from having a mentor, it’s incredibly important for the children in our program who have suffered from neglect and abuse.

Mentoring gives children a positive role model, says James Aldrich, CEO. It shows them there is someone who cares about them and that they are not alone in facing the day-to-day challenges of life.

The healthy and supportive relationships between mentors and mentees provide a wide range of benefits for everyone involved.

Benefits for Children

  • Increased self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improved attitude and behavior
  • Better interpersonal kills
  • Improved academic performance
  • Stronger relationships with others

Benefits for Mentors

  • A sense of fulfillment and accomplishment
  • Improved patience and supervisory
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills
  • Better understanding of adolescence and young adulthood
  • Increased self-worth

As a mentor at Children’s Hope Residential Services, you will improve the lives of children who have endured trauma and suffering due to abuse or neglect. You will spend one-on-one time with a child in the program and help them regain their confidence, as well as trust in others. Learn how you can become a mentor at Children’s Hope Residential Services here.

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