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...

November 18, 2017

Becky Bace wasn't born with a silver spoon anywhere near her mouth. She was one of seven children born and raised in the deep South to a long haul trucker and his Japanese war bride.

November 10, 2017

As founder of The Mentor Project, I’ve spoken with nearly 100 mentors, from informal mentors such as grandparents, artists, athletes, and step-parents to formal mentors like judges, physicians, military leaders, and techies. With the diversity of mentoring opportunitie...

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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."

deborah heiser
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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".