MENTOR QUALITIES

Mentors at James Madison High School

Mentors at James Madison High School

Mentors say that they gain many rewards from the experience and the mentor/mentee relationship. Most of us have had a teacher, supervisor or coach who has been a mentor to us and made a positive difference in our lives. Mentors often wear many hats, acting as delegators, role models, policy enforcers, advocates, and friends. Mentors assume these different roles during the course of a relationship, and share some basic qualities:

A sincere desire to be involved with a mentee

Empathy and concern

Respect for young people

Active listening skills

Ability to see solutions and opportunities

Flexibility