KET Adult Education recognizes January as National Mentoring Month. Mentorship programs can provide numerous benefits for mentors and their mentees, including helping both individuals learn new skills, build networks and grow as professionals.
Mentors help their mentees by providing guidance and helping to set goals, as well as serving as a trusted ally and champion for career advancement. Similarly, mentors themselves benefit from this collaborative relationship by building their own leadership and interpersonal skills as well as prompting a sense of fulfillment and self-reflection. The widely-known American Graduate series provides excellent examples of mentoring programs for college and career readiness. Consider providing or participating in a mentorship opportunity to empower others to reach their fullest potential and create bridges to a brighter, shared future.