Celebrating National Mentoring Month

Celebrating National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month! Founded in 2002, National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors and how collectively, individuals and organizations, can work together to help build positive outcomes for our young people.

Why You Should Become a Mentor

I am a success today because someone believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let them down. – Abraham Lincoln If you ever achieved anything in life you know you couldn’t have achieved by yourself, chances are a mentor had something to do with it. It may not have been a formal […]

What Qualities Should We Look for in Our Mentors?

There’s been a lot of discussion in the offices of the Give Something Back Foundation surrounding what qualities we should be looking for in our mentors, and how to pair these mentors with our scholarship recipients. We are in the process of recruiting mentor volunteers for our New Jersey and Delaware programs, so the topic […]

Guest Post by Toby Oxholm: Confessions of a Mentor

All of us who are associated with the Give Something Back Foundation have many things in common. We are older, confident, appreciative, and accomplished. We have a worldview that allows us to analyze the past and project the future. We have a pretty good sense of what is important for people to learn as they […]