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.