What’s in it for mentors?

What's In It for Mentors?  Benefits of Mentoring with JOYW

Beyond helping girls, families and communities, what are the benefits of mentoring?

๑ Improved health, well-being, self-image and sense of self-worth.

๑ Feeling valued, appreciated, respected, competent and accomplished

๑ Personal development – in particular, insight, healing and integration related to one’s own childhood experiences

๑ Spiritual fulfillment

๑ A sense of satisfaction from contributing to one’s community in a very important way

๑ For parents – improved parenting skills and a more satisfying and fruitful relationship with one’s children

๑ For youth group leaders and teachers, deeper understanding of how to engage children and teens in leaning and meaning-making

๑ 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.

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Benefits of Mentoring: Science tells us so!

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 the children in your life

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

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Journey of Young Women offers adult women
who want to mentor girls
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