Express or Act Upon Important Values

  • If you view mentoring as an effective way to live out important values, chances are you’ll take the time to get to know your mentee as a person, and to understand his or her family’s values, hopes, and dreams. You’ll embrace and honour your similarities and differences. Mutual understanding and respect will become the foundation of your mentoring relationship.
  • Please note: If, after having joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, you find that mentoring is not a cause that resonates with you, you don’t feel like you are making a difference, or this is not what you expected mentoring would be like, please talk with your program staff. Together, you can reframe your expectations, or together you can decide to positively and compassionately close the match.