It is September and we have started our second year of our mentor program. Our mentoring program is set up to focus on the solutions, rather than the problems faced by many survivors of human trafficking. This program focuses on giving freedom and independence while empowering and equipping our mentees to reach their full potential.
We have kicked off the new year and welcomed a new group of mentees and mentors with the intention to empower, educate, and seek employment opportunities for our mentees. Should you be interested in becoming a mentor, click here.
Meet Gina, one of our mentors.
Mentoring is a time-proven strategy that can help people of all circumstances and ages achieve
their potential. Our mentors are concerned, inspiring individuals who provide mentees with support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement, and a constructive role model. But mentoring is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Every mentee who would benefit from a mentoring relationship has individual needs. Therefore, effective mentoring programs are tailored to the individual needs of the mentees, yet allow mentoring relationships to flourish within a safe structure.
Holding space: the practice of being present, listening and witnessing the pain of another without trying to fuel or fix it.
Another thing we love to do is EAT. Having meals together binds together and starts natural conversation of intimacy, friendship, and family. At SHARE we aim to create a safe space for our mentees and with a full stomach that is a lot easier 🙂
We could not have started our second year of this program without our partners. A big thank you to the following Foundations: