Mentoring has always been an influential and accepted way for individuals to learn a variety of personal and professional skills. In fact, mentoring is one of the oldest forms of influence. Mentors can be friends, relatives, co-workers, teachers, as well as historic or contemporary personalities. Most often, a mentor is a more experienced or older person who acts as a role model, fellow citizen, challenger, guide or cheerleader.
According to Wikipedia; “Mentoring is a process that always involves communication and is relationship based, but its precise definition is elusive. One definition of the many that have been proposed, is Mentoring is a process for the informal transmission of knowledge, and the psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career, or professional development. Mentoring entails informal communication, usually face-to-face and during a sustained period of time, between a person who is perceived to have greater relevant knowledge, wisdom, or experience (the mentor) and a person who is perceived to have less (the mentee)"
Mentoring has become an effective resource for the Moncton Chaplaincy to support ex-offenders and those at high risk of offending to help guide, advance, problem solve and support them in this thing we all call “life”. In addition, mentors can assist individuals to deal with the challenges associated with success, productivity, employment, personal development, relationships and other meaningful areas in their life. If you would like to be mentored or become a mentor please contact us at (506) 851-6384.