January 8, 2018

Who comes to mind when you think of mentor? An experienced professional or professor? Radio show host usually doesn't come to mind. But, Tom is just that. His story leading to mentorship is an interesting one...a path many have been down, but not all lead to men...

January 7, 2018

Mentoring isn't recent. There are heaps of examples from the Bible, it was formally named in Greek mythology (Mentor was a character), and not so long ago the mentoring relationship we now think of was referred to as an apprenticeship. So, what is the big deal?...

December 30, 2017

The MENTOR Project

  • Did you know that Stanford research shows that as we age we become happier?  

  • Did you know that those who give back in midlife and beyond are physically and emotionally healthier?

  • Did you know that mentoring others makes us feel more con...

December 19, 2017

Mentor, Irene Yachbes, is teaching kids how to use the Arduino kit and the green screen for photo and movie making. Who better to pass on her enthusiasm for science and technology than an Aerospace Engineer (and former Spacecraft Engineer) who was the Lead Engineer fo...

November 15, 2017

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” 
~ Pablo Picasso

I’ve always believed that my true mission in life ran considerably deeper than simply being a “buddy” or a “friend” to others. Dramatically deeper. In truth, I...

November 10, 2017

Do I Mentor? Oh my gosh yes. I have been mentoring for 15 years. I love working with the youth and have learned, from over 1500 letters, that my time and input does have an impact.

November 10, 2017

On his mentor: "I just admired him so much." On being a mentor: "I feel I've been a mentor to him, but at the same time I feel I've learned a lot from him too."

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The Mentor Project documents the role of mentoring and its powerful impact not only on the mentees but the mentor. During my research what I discovered was astonishing. After nearly 45 in-depth interviews all the participants unanimously said being a mentor changed their life. It is now my mission to let others know the value and benefits mentors receive from giving back."

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A Harvard Business Review (2016) article states: "older people who mentor and support younger people in work and in life are three times as likely to be happy as those who fail to engage in this way".