Before a young boy can become a man he must see the image of one. We would never want to discount the power and impact that a woman can have in a young boy’s life. There are numerous examples where women have raised accountable and responsible boys. However, if we want to raise a generation of strong men, then gender difference alone should dictate any mentor/mentee relationship. Our organization has found that boys respond better to male mentors because of common interests and experience. Just by virtue of being a man there are some questions that only a man can answer. Young boys are regularly dealing with issues around conflict, self-identity, sex, discipline, and faith. Adult men who have encountered and learned to resolve these types of issues are better equipped to answer these questions. On a fundamental level, if we expect our boys to be men, then they must see men.
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- MENTOR: The National Mentoring PartnershipNovember 12, 2014 -
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For nearly 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools.
- Academic Web PagesAugust 6, 2012 -
Academic Web Pages is the leading provider of customized websites for researchers, centers, nonprofits, and universities. AWP designed and has contributed generously to the creation of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring.