Mentoring is more than the transfer of advice, knowledge and insights. The relationship between a Women’s Bean Project mentor and program participant offers reciprocal benefits. In addition to the satisfaction of sharing one’s knowledge, skills and experience with a willing learner, mentoring helps the Bean Project program participants identify and communicate their skills and talents for their resume, learn where to find jobs and how to apply and prepare for interviews and exiting the program. The power of a one-on-one relationship is the key to the mentor program.
Benefits of Becoming a Women’s Bean Project Mentor:
- Creates a relationship that can be both personally and professionally rewarding.
- Multiplies the value of your own experience by sharing it with a woman who is working to change her life.
Women’s Bean Project mentors commit to meeting with their assigned program participant for an hour a week at the Bean Project throughout her entire program tenure and then by phone, email or off-site for a three months following graduation.