Mentors for school children

By | May 29, 2012

There's an old saying, 'it takes an entire village to raise a child'. Parents are very important, but it takes more than that to raise a decent child.

I've been toying with the idea of connecting schoolchildren (the last few years of school) to mentors in industry and academia – the idea being, that school alone doesn't open your eyes to what is really out there, and also an additional coach for those years in which the parent 'doesn't know anything'. In exchange, mentors get personal gratification, chances to talk and exchange ideas with the upcoming generation, and their employer gets the chance of being known when these kids make their way through higher education. After all, that is the age when they need to pick what direction they want to head in, and motivational adults go a long way in steering a child's interests and passion.

Does this sound like something that you might be interested in doing? Or, are there other mentoring programs out there targeting schoolchildren, rather than university students, that I am not aware about?

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