Thank you for volunteering to be a Family Group Foundation mentor!!
We believe that paying school fees is not enough. And that is why we came up with an extensive mentorship program that includes one on one mentorship that will provide you with an opportunity to nurture our beneficiaries into excellence and provide them with the network they need to change the world.
This includes mentoring the scholars to excel in academic and professional life, creating model citizens and better human beings. It is our hope that mentorship will help improve the student’s academic performance, personal development and aid in career choice.
“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey
Most of the scholars in the program will come from families without college graduates, and all come from families that are economically disadvantaged. As such, you will probably be one of few adult figures in their lives whose personal and professional life they admire. In fact, your very presence in this mentoring relationship will validate them and offer a great measure of acceptance.
“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C. Maxwell
They will look up to you and hang on to your words and advice. It is this influence that we shall leverage to model the positive behavior and attitudes we expect in them. It is a tremendous responsibility – but also an exciting journey – that we, at TFGF, will walk with you in order to provide the scholar with the best support they need to achieve their dreams. Our aim is to nurture beneficiaries to excel and provide them with the network they need to change the world.
“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” — Steven Spielberg
Mentors fulfill two roles in the program. First, they guide and coach scholars to achieve specific, measurable, instrumental goals. The goals include specific academic, extra-curricular, college and career-based goals. The mentors also help scholars/mentees attain developmental objectives. These are the kind of objectives that make one a better individual and citizen – a better sibling, friend and colleague. Such developmental objectives are learnt over a lifetime, and often best learnt by looking up to someone else’s example and modeling one’s life after such an example.
In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup of chemistry, or of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know and care about the person you’re sharing with.” — Maya Angelou
Thank you for caring enough to be a volunteer. You are invaluable to the lives of this students. And because of you their lives will shine even brighter.
“What I think the mentor gets is the great satisfaction of helping somebody along, helping somebody take advantage of an opportunity that maybe he or she did not have.” — Clint Eastwood
Thank you Mentor. We appreciate you.