Amherstburg Freedom Museum

Welcome Mentors

  • The Mentoring Youth Career Stimulation program will provide a resource for our future Freedom Achievers by pairing mentees with mentors in similar career paths through motivation, experience and insight.
  • The Program brings mentors and mentees together to develop the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and connections mentees need as they transition into their career.
  • Provide mentees insight into various professions
  • Provide real world feedback from Mentors who have excelled in their field
  • Provide guidance and directions on how to find employment in these professions
  • Provide mentees with tools to aid in their career pursuit 
  1. Draw on personal experience, successes, failures, andinsights to assist their mentee.
  2. Want to improve their skills as a mentor.
  3. Establish Expectation with the mentees.
  4. Be available for the time and frequency agreed.
  5. Be open to giving and receiving feedback withtheir mentee.
  6. Be interested in learning from someone with a different background and experiences.
  7. Be open-minded.
  8. Acquire a Police Clearance Check.

Mentor Requirements 

  • Successful and active in their career complete with Inspiring Bio Summary  
  • Contacts in employment and professional networks  
  • Must be willing to obtain Criminal Record check  
  • Vulnerable Sector check? If a mentee is under the age of 18  
  • Good interpersonal, communication and listening skills 
  • Must be sensitive to employment and cultural experiences  
  • Committed to the mentorship program 
  • Must be willing to work with a diverse group of colleagues and mentees 

 

Time Commitment: 

  • 2-3 Hours per month minimum (mentors/mentees should work together to accommodate)  
  • (6mos-2years) There are no parameters on how long the mentor mentee relationship should last given the relationship and career advancement  

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