The Student Experience
The Mentor Experience
Students involved in the GBIT Mentor Program develop an awareness of business and career opportunities. Through their relationships with mentors, students build self-esteem and social/professional behaviors. Each participant develops more enthusiasm for school, improved academic performance, and enhanced communication skills. Our Mentor Program also helps students see the connection between post secondary education and training and the "real world".
Mentors make a difference in the lives of young people. The one-to-one professional relationship with a student provides personal benefits such as:
Understanding today's youth
Helping students identify priorities
Sharing rewards, challenges, and frustrations
Feeling of fulfillment with commitment as a volunteer in the community
Serving as a positive professional role model
"The GBIT Mentor Program opened up so many doors for me. My mentor really made me see all of the oppoortunities that are out there."
-Ronnie (GBIT Grad)
"Being a mentor really gave me an appreciation for today's youth. It gave me a renewed enthusiasm for my own career as I gained a greater understanding of the education system."
"The relationships I built in the GBIT Mentor Program were priceless. I still keep in touch with my mentor to this day!".
-Carlos (GBIT Grad)