Many successful people within the ECS, BCSE, and SCSE family have credited one or more mentors who made an immense difference in helping them succeed in their formative years. If you’re not mentoring someone, please consider making it apart of your legacy today.
BCSE and SCSE need professional adults who can go the extra mile for our scholars, using their industry connections, college experience, and personal stories as a rudder for scholars asking for guidance, leadership and advice.
What is a mentor?
“Generally, someone who mentors is older, experienced and interested in helping a younger man or woman improve specific skills and develop as a total person over time” according to John Young, a Next Avenue Contributor.
When you are a mentor, your connection with the scholar you're counseling is more complex than a coach, teacher, or tutor role. Those people have a noble responsibility but they do have a specific, compensated task to complete, often involving a short duration and less personal relationship with the scholar. A mentorship means signing up for the whole child whether for a project, a semester or an indifferent amount of time. A mentor sticks with their mentee and "sees it through until the end."
Why Should You Mentor?