The Importance of Mentoring: Be the Positive Role Model

In a student’s life, a half-hour can make a huge difference. That is the amount of time each week that mentors in the Cape Henlopen School District Creative Mentoring program spend with their mentees.

It’s a half-hour where the two talk, play games, color, read a book, take a walk – whatever the student would like in this child-based program. Having a mentor can make all the difference for a student. Mentors can play a crucial role in the personal and academic development of young minds. The Cape Henlopen School District Creative Mentoring program recognizes the profound impact of mentorship and invites individuals to step into this influential role.

Mentoring is not about academics; it’s about providing students with a safe and supportive space to express themselves, seek advice, and navigate the challenges of school and life. It’s about fostering confidence, resilience, and decision-making skills that will serve them well into adulthood. Mentors offer more than just guidance; they offer friendship, encouragement, and a listening ear.

With openings in every school in the district, potential mentors can choose the age group they’d like to work with, whether it’s elementary, middle, or high school students.

Kim Hoey Stevenson, the district mentor coordinator, emphasizes the simplicity of the commitment required. Half an hour a week might seem insignificant, but in the life of a student, it can be life-changing. It’s an opportunity to make a lasting impact, to be the positive influence that shapes a young person’s future.

Becoming a mentor in the Cape Henlopen School District Creative Mentoring program is a fulfilling way to give back to the community and invest in the next generation. If you’re interested in making a difference and becoming a mentor, or if you simply want more information about the program, you can reach out to Kim Hoey Stevenson at

In a world where students face various pressures and uncertainties, having a mentor can be a lifeline. Through the Creative Mentoring program, you can be that guiding light, helping students navigate the challenges of their educational journey with confidence and resilience.

A half an hour is a small investment of time that can yield immense rewards for both the mentee and the mentor.

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