What’s in it for Mentors?

  • Improved health, well-being, self-image and sense of self-worth
  • Feeling valued, appreciated, respected, competent and accomplished
  • Personal development – in particular, insight, healing and integration related to one’s own childhood experiences
  • Spiritual fulfillment
  • A sense of satisfaction from contributing to one’s community in a very important way
  • For parents – improved parenting skills and a more satisfying and fruitful relationship with one’s children 
  • For youth group leaders and teachers, deeper understanding of how to engage children and teens in leaning and meaning-making
  • A modest income since we recommend - for many reasons - that JOYW Mentors charge a fee for their Girls' Circles.  And we'll help you set up a fee structure that is sustainable for you and accessible to the community you serve.

A study by Dr. Jean Rhodes of the University of Massachusetts at Boston concluded that mentors' benefits include:

1. An improved sense of health and well-being

2. An enhanced self-image and sense of self-worth

3. A sense of feeling valued and appreciated

4. A sense of feeling competent and accomplished

5. A sense of spiritual fulfillment

6. A feeling of having gained deeper insights into one's own childhood experiences

7. A deeper understanding of and appreciation for one's own children

8. A sense of satisfaction from "giving back to the community"

9. A sense of feeling needed

10. A sense of helping oneself through the act of helping others

11. A feeling of being respected by others for contributing to society in a very important way