When you are younger, it’s incredibly important to have someone in your life that you look up to and respect. This person becomes a positive role model that you emulate and learn from. Even more than a role model, this person can become a mentor. Mentors come in many different forms, including teachers, friends, family members, and more. They take you under their wing to help you grow and develop. Here’s why mentoring is so important, especially for children and younger adults:
- Learn New Things – One of the reasons why mentoring is so important is because having a mentor helps children and young adults learn new things. Mentors are usually older than mentees and have more experience in specialized areas. Through mentoring, they use their experience and knowledge to help mentees learn new things, gain new skills, and grow as a person.
- Receive Guidance – Mentors also provide their mentees with advice and guidance that helps them figure out what they want and how to achieve it. Similarly, if there is something a mentee is curious about or unsure of, they can ask their mentor for advice on the matter. This can help keep mentees on the right path and avoid their making any critical mistakes by getting involved with things they don’t understand.
- Feel Seen and Heard – Another reason mentoring is so important is that it allows mentees to feel seen and heard. Growing up is a difficult time full of change that can include things like peer pressure, bullying, and exclusion. However, with a mentor, mentees can feel accepted, comfortable, and seen since their mentor offers a safe, judgment-free space.
- Gain Support – Mentoring is also essential because it helps mentees gain support and encouragement. Mentors want their mentees to succeed at whatever they do, so they provide support by encouraging them to keep pushing toward their goals, as well as by providing feedback on how they can improve. This is invaluable as mentees aim to become better in certain areas and continue to strive toward their aspirations.
The Rockit Live Foundation aims to help develop, nurture, and inspire young musicians to reach their full artistic potential through live music education offered at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey. We’re a professional rock school that wants our students to succeed, which is why we have auditions for our program, bring kids together in bands, and offer scholarships to help young musicians receive a quality education. Auditions for the Rockit Academy 2022 Winter Session will take place on Saturday, January 8th at Brookdale Community College. You can also find out more information about how you can get involved with our organization by exploring our programs, making a donation, or contacting us today!