What is Mentoring? - The Buddy Program

What is Mentoring?

What is a Mentor?

A mentor is defined as a “wise and trusted confidant” or an “influential supporter.” Mentoring is a one-to-one or group relationship that helps a child reach their full potential. Most people can recall a person, in addition to their parents, who had a meaningful and positive impact on them – someone who was their mentor. Mentoring is a powerful way for young people to develop competence and character and plays an important role in a child’s life.

In our organization, our volunteer mentors are called “Big Buddies.”


A Big Buddy is…

  • A Role Model
  • A Friend
  • A Guide
  • An Inspiration
  • An “Unconditional” Supporter
  • An Advocate




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