Want to “live forever?” Building solid intergenerational relationships can be your path to making a real impact on the world.
It’s not just about impact, either. Studies have shown that adults who invest time and energy into supporting, caring for, and developing the next generation (or Generativity) are three times more likely to be happy as those who do not.
If everything we’ve talked about this month has you wondering how you can make an impact on the next generation, it’s time to check out Mentoring.org.
Fueling Opportunities for Young People
Mentor’s mission is all about helping young people get access to opportunities that they may otherwise miss out on. Their goal is to create meaningful connections that impact both mentor and mentee, improve academic, social, and even economic prospects.
But for you as a mentor, you can get an empowering opportunity to give back to your local community and even grow your own leadership and management skills.
Benefits of Mentoring
Being a mentor means helping a younger person grow and expand their skills, provide them with a shoulder to lean on and some guidance. While it requires time and flexibility on your part, it can be hugely rewarding for you as a mentor.
As a mentor, you can:
- Improve your own personal growth
- Improve your self-esteem
- Gain a better understanding of other cultures
- Feel more productive and improve your attitude (even at work!)
- Enhance your relationships with your own children
- And have fun!
How to Become a Mentor
If you think you’re ready to make a difference and amplify change, it’s time to see how you can help someone younger than yourself.
Mentor makes it super easy to get started. If you don’t know someone already that you’d like to mentor, they will connect you with mentoring opportunities near you.
Just fill out their mentoring application and search local opportunities that make sense for you and what you’d like to do.
It’s time to make an impact and improve your Generativity skills.