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    Become a Mentor

    Before and after the enlightenment era, scholars in academia have developed widespread culture of knowledge transfer.

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    The goals of mentoring aim to create, organize, preserve and spread creativity with the hope that the future generation will improve on it for the preservation and progressiveness of our civilization.  From the time of Henry Bell, who invented a powered boat in 1812 to the time of Marion Donovan, inventor of disposable diaper in 19th century, knowledge have been pass down to younger generation to sustain and improve human existence.  Louis L’Amour said “knowledge is like money: to be of value, it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.

    High schools, colleges, and universities, links students with high achieving individuals and organizations, through their mentoring programs, in order to support and provide innovative techniques to solving practical problems.  It offers educational as well as professional advice to students on chosen career path.  In western countries, college students and high school students who struggle to cope with academic rigor are assigned a mentor who helps them navigate through the difficulty the student might be facing.  Researchers in universities who have worked similar path take on undergraduate and graduate students with the hope of developing young minds

    Today, most youth development organizations recognize that children, especially those who come from less than ideal circumstances, benefit from having a caring, responsible mentor in their lives. Developmental psychologist and co-founder of Head Start, Urie Bronfenbrenner, says it best: “Development, it turns out, occurs through [a] process of progressively more complex exchange between a child and somebody else—especially somebody who’s crazy about that child.” This process can also help African college students and new employees deal with professional challenges and develop their job and leadership skills.

    The act of mentoring is a series of small but ongoing successes. An effective mentor understands that he or she must be dependable, engaged, authentic, and tuned into the needs of his or her mentee. This involves building a solid relationship through practicing active listening, asking open-ended questions, and offering pertinent advice.
    Most mentoring program is specific to education institutions and targeted audience.  However, internet age has broken barriers once created by race, culture, distance, and geographical boundaries.  As a result, an opportunity to mentor a student or students in third world countries has greatly increased – your involvement could create a lasting impact in the lives of young people.
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