Mentoring is a process of preparing youth for the challenges, obstacles, and barriers they will face in life that can interfere with positive social growth/development and academic success.
Inside the HOOD we see mentoring as an extended arm of the family and in some cases we may be the arms of the family.
Mentoring has to have a genuine purpose and no expiration date. We define it as a process not a program with a termination date.
Mentoring: The Process
Identify/Introductions * Engage * Connect
Build Rapport * Inspire * Encourage
Empower * Challenge * Support
Like Parenting mentoring does not have a shelf life