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."

deborah heiser

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".

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January 3, 2018

We often think of mentorship as something fairly recent, but the bible introduces us to many of the mentors who guided their mentees to bring forth change and make meaning in the world. The bible is a great way to trace the legacy mentors leave through their mentees....

January 1, 2018

What values, skills, passion, or knowledge do you want to pass on? What do you want your mark on the world to be? You have the opportunity to influence someone, change a community, and to change the world. So, when making your resolution this year, make one that wil...

December 31, 2017

Did you know "The Book of Ruth" could be called "The Book of Naomi"?  

We think of mentorship as something modern, but there are examples from the bible of mentors, their legacies, and their relationships with their mentees.  Rather than reinvent the wheel, we can all l...

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 30, 2017

Can an act of kindness turn into mentorship? Yes! Meaningful connections and relationships with one person guiding the next generation is in fact mentorship. In Susan's case, she provided tuition for three soldiers, which could have ended there. But, they devel...

December 27, 2017

What is Generativity? Most of us don't think about it, but those of us who don't reach the life stage of Gnerativity are left Stagnant and unfulfilled. Who better to define it than Dan McAdams, Professor at Northwestern University, author, and authority on Ge...

December 26, 2017

Did you know the Bible is filled with mentors? For example, have you ever wondered who mentored Hildegard? We learn from Professor Christopher Bellitto that with Jutta's mentoring, Hildegard became the Rennaissance woman and Abbess (and future saint). Learn more...

December 21, 2017

Civic engagement is a key component to later mentoring. Learning how we fit in with the world, community, and individuals as young people helps us to feel connected with our environment and other individuals. Civic engagement allows us to see the importance of connec...

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...

December 19, 2017

Do formal mentorship programs work? Do mentors enjoy guiding and training new members of the profession? Dr. Wendy Fried describes mentoring in a formal mentorship program and her relationship with her mentee.

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