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6 WAYS TO BE SOMEONE’S MENTOR

| Jul 01, 2021

6 ways to be a mentor

Every year, there are students who would welcome the help of a Kiwanis member while preparing for higher education or a career. Here are some ways you can offer that help:  

  • Read students’ essays and suggest improvements.
  • Offer a reference to students entering college/university or the workforce.
  • Mentor someone who’s working in or aspiring to enter your profession.
  • Speak to young people about your career.
  • Participate in mock interviews to help young people feel more comfortable with the process.
  • Connect young people to adults willing to mentor.

Deanna Fisher, a CKI member at the University of Windsor, Ontario, credits much of her success to Kiwanians who have been there along the way.

“While in high school, Kiwanians talked to me about career paths and connected me to others who had gone to schools I was considering,” says Fisher. “My club advisors offered to write reference letters. In post-secondary, Kiwanians have invested time and effort into my professional growth and development with resume critiques, help with interviews and job searches. Due in large part to my relationship with Kiwanians, I have grown as a student, a leader and a person.

“I’m looking forward to joining Kiwanis when my Service Leadership Program journey is complete so I can make an impact in the lives of youth — the way Kiwanis has done for me.” 

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