Most students from low income backgrounds do not personally know educated successful adults, who would take the time to speak with them and guide them. Just one conversation per month with a group of mentees is surprisingly impactful to motivate, help and move them along on their personally chosen path and graduate from FEA.
Mentors make a significant difference simply by taking an interest in the life of the mentee. Just being there for the mentee makes the mentee feel special.
Apart from scheduling and providing a brief profile no formal preparation is required on the part of the mentor. Mentors can provide their profile or we can use their LinkedIn profile.
The long term impact of such mentoring is incalculable. The mentored students are more likely to mentor other youngsters around them and thereby having a positive influence on those around them. Mentees perform better in interviews, work better in teams and interact better in social situations. They tend to earn more than those who have not been mentored, and even learn to handle challenges better and overcome depression. In the long run they live more fulfilling lives.
This is a Zoom based conversation for 90 min every month for 3-4 months (a total of 5 calls).
Before your session, you will receive information about the students with whom you will interact over the next several months. Their names, ages, educational background will be provided to you.