02 Mentoring

  • "Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be."
  • View and study the video. Big Brothers Big Sisters Hispanic Mentoring Program.

  • After watching the video, list on your journal other ways in which mentoring could help Hispanic youth.
  • There are two major reasons why Hispanic youth need mentors. First, an overwhelming number of Hispanic youth in the country do not have professional role models within their own family; thus, mentors are important in ensuring success. Secondly, Hispanic youth from families with limited resources and educational experiences often lack the professional guidance, support and access to resources that a mentor can provide.
  • Consider the various ways mentors can make a difference in the life of a young person. Provide examples if necessary ( see Handout How can A Mentor Make a Difference). For more information visit and study the ASPIRA Mentoring Curriculum
  • Study the handout what mentors do.
  • Do you have a mentor? Who is he/she? Why do you consider them mentors?
  • Let's explore the mentoring process, including one-on-one and group mentoring activities, read the following handout to have an understanding of how mentoring programs work..