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Benefits of Good Mentorship

  • Mentoring ensures that a youth is partnered with someone who can provide them with constant guidance, validation and moral support. A mentor can be an invaluable service in catalyzing the personal growth of a young student, and connecting them to resources that will ease their path to professional success.

  • The Center for Addiction and Mental Health has published findings stating that mentored youths are less likely to be bullied or peer pressured, and more likely to be confident in their own capabilities.

  • According to www.mentoring.org, young adults who were at risk for falling off track but had a mentor are 55% more likely to enroll in college, 78% more likely to volunteer regularly, and 130% more likely to hold leadership positions.

Mentor responsibilities

  • Meeting with a mentee regularly (once a month, for 11 months)

  • Assisting them in identifying and reaching goals, managing time and easing stress

  • Motivating them to succeed in their endeavors

  • Energizing them to overcome any hurdles they face

  • Pointing them to the right places for services you cannot provide

MENTOR WITH US

As part of our plan to facilitate the personal and professional development of ethnic minority youth, we aim to partner 20-25 ethnic minority students between the ages of 14-17 with a mentor each. We welcome you to apply to volunteer with us as a mentor!

What’s in it for you?

  • Be part of a simple yet effective way to improve equity for Hong Kongers

  • Develop a greater understanding of Hong Kong’s diverse multicultural population

  • Enhance your interpersonal skills, self-esteem and personal relationships

  • Improve your leadership, teamwork and initiation capabilities

  • Get to know others and have fun!

Eligibility

  • Living in Hong Kong

  • Ideally a student or working (age 21+)

  • English proficiency

  • Having an Islamic or South Asian cultural background is not a must, but those with are especially encouraged to apply!

  • A high level of academic or extracurricular achievement is not necessary. Ethnic minority youth have a diverse range of career ambitions, which do not necessarily require high levels of academic achievement or a university degree. Individuals of all educational attainment levels and professional backgrounds are welcome to apply. What matters most is a sincere, genuine desire to mentor and nurture.

Application & Key Dates

2017-2018 Mentor Recruitment will begin shortly. If you are interested in participating, please email info@youthempact.org with the subject ‘YE Mentor Application 2017’, including:

  • Your name

  • Your date of birth

  • Your CV