Mentors (or role models) take responsibility
Vorbilder is a mentoring project of the non-profit organization Future Of Ghana Germany e.V. In this project, responsible young adults take on the role of a mentor or buddy for young Black boys and girls. The goal of this relationship is to fill important gaps in the lives of the mentees.
To do so, mentors and mentees partake in leisure activities and build trusting relationships that are conducive to problem-solving. Through this targeted support, Vorbilder takes responsibility for the younger generation by showing what is possible even for the less privileged.
Our approach is to identify and develop resources, skills, and strengths.
We treat each other with respect, sensitivity, and deference.
A lasting bond is only realized through continuity, commitment, and intrinsic motivation.
We step in early, support you in your journey to discover your identity, and guard against problems from arising in the first place.
We don’t do it all, which is why we attach great importance to co-determination and self-initiative.
We come from different professional backgrounds and value exchange and participation.
We critically examine problematic situations and look at them from different perspectives.
Before you become a leader, success is all about growing YOURSELF.Jack WelchFormer CEO General Electric
Once you become a leader, success is all about growing OTHERS.
“What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.”Paulo Coelho Bestselling author
“Remember that mentor leadership is all about serving.Tony DungyFormer football player
Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served,
but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many”(Mark 10:45).”
I think that mentoring is such a critical part of the role I can play in my position. I see how little bits of exposure and big bits of exposure really change my girls significantly, and I want that for more girls around the country and the world.Michelle ObamaFormer first lady
Build someone up. Put their insecurities to sleep. Remind them they’re worthy. Tell them they’re great. Be a light in a too often dim world.Unknown