Thursday, August 22, 2013

Young people need mentors! - from Forbes & Stanford

I often think about how I mentor others - and how I am mentored by others.

I've always given advice, shared wisdom, and with a few persons (mostly students) been a mentor, and for the past years I have become convinced that mentorship and intentional "discipleship" of others is urgent.  Mentorship is not one-time-bits of advice.  It's long term, relational work.

Articles like this one in Forbes magazine - about a program at Stanford University, based in good research with leading thinkers, reinforces what has become more clear to me over time . . . young people need time to reflect in life - and, they need help doing that with wise counsel from caring persons.

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