Mentoring adds value to the services that community organizations provide, regardless of the populations they serve. In fact, much of the formal mentoring that takes place in the United States occurs in the context of community organizations. Dr. Kranzler has volunteered and been trained in the mentoring divisions of many community based organizations. He has witnessed first-hand the way that these programs enhance the lives of the mentors, mentees and the staff.
There is a certain electricity in a building where mentoring activities are taking place. It’s no wonder that the research shows that workers who are involved in mentoring have higher levels of job satisfaction and tend to stay with their employers for longer.
And it is not only youth who benefit from mentoring. There is a wealth of research showing the positive effect that mentoring has on adults as well. Mentoring is a catalyst for organizations to provide the highest level of services, regardless of the age of the population they serve.
Dr. Kranzler has volunteered and been trained in the mentoring divisions of many community based organizations. He has witnessed first-hand the way that these programs enhance the lives of the mentors, mentees and the staff
There are many ways to create smooth transitions but mentoring is an option that not only creates smooth initial transitions, but also provides ongoing guidance and support, for as long as students might need.
Why Community-Based Mentoring?
Strong mentoring relationships positively impact academic success, behavioral choices, self esteem, peer relationships and family relationships. They also lower drug experimentation and aggression. Most importantly, mentoring builds resilience; the ability to not only overcome, but to thrive in the face of traumatic events, economic disadvantages, racism, persecution, or any other negative circumstances. Building resilience must be a priority of any community based organization.
A mentoring program directly benefits your population and makes you a more viable candidate for funding from the public and private sectors
When someone has a successful, caring, accepting and attentive mentor they begin to internalize positive views of themselves. Their expectations of what they are capable of achieving begin to match the belief that their mentors have in them. They not only look to gain guidance from their role models, they look to become their role models. And when caring adults and peers receive training and support, they can exponentially enhance their natural ability to make a difference. That’s where Leaf Mentoring comes in.
We create a mentoring program specifically tailored to your organization’s needs and our programs are not only cost effective, they are self sustaining. We give your organization’s staff the training, tools and guidance necessary for you to run your own mentoring programs without the need for any outside assistance. A mentoring program directly benefits your population and makes you a more viable candidate for funding from the public and private sectors.