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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March 25, 2018

Sue Crook, a retired elementary school teacher from Iowa, says what mentors everywhere say: "I had always wanted to help others after I had been helped so much.

January 4, 2018

Have you ever wondered who mentors psychologists? Who inspires them and guides them? Dr. Kirkland Vaughans talks about his first mentor, and how he now mentors other psychologists the same way his mentor guided him. Mentorship changed his life and he is changing the...

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 1, 2017

Order in the court! Do judges need mentors? Solving problems at work and solving the work life balance can be tough. Even for judges. Iowa District Court Judge Robert A. Hutchison mentors with the understanding that he cannot judge those he mentors. Instead, he gu...

December 1, 2017

Did you know the benefits of mentoring don't just affect the mentee? Mentors get a lot out of guiding others. Often times more than the person they are helping. Giving back isn't a chore, a burden, or a random act of altruism. Dorie Clark helps others to a...

November 29, 2017

Sue Kreitzman is an assemblage artist based in NYC and London, who mentors other artists, both young and old.  When asked why she mentors:"It brings deep, deep joy!" 

November 21, 2017

Nana Brendolyn taught them values and structure. Her legacy continues with her grandchildren.

November 20, 2017

Iowa's District Court 5 recently started a formal mentorship program for new Judges. Both mentors and mentees benefit. The new Judges can ask advice about cases and receive support from an experienced Judge.

November 17, 2017

Mentorship is a form of giving. The happiness when we help someone else is Darma Joy, and it can last forever.

November 16, 2017

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