One of the most powerful outcomes of a mentoring relationship is the impact each person has on each other. Hear from one mentor-mentee pair who talk about what they’ve gained through their relationship with the other:
Through the mentoring relationship, our students develop an expanding sense of self and the impact they can make in the world.
The graphic above shows the evolution of “mattering” that a mentee can experience through The Arthur Project. There are three phases of mentee evolution:
Phase 1: Through trust, attunement, and reciprocity, the mentee begins to realize that “I (the mentee) matter to you (the mentor)”.
Phase 2: The mentee begins to internalize the sense of mattering and feelings of self-worth.
Phase 3: The mentee begins to experience their own power, understanding that their choices and actions have an impact on the world.