Monday, November 25, 2013
Mentoring Skills - Feeding Needs
As a Mentor, one of the first steps in building a relationship with a young person is needs identification. You will not be able to meet every need that your Mentee has. Your task is to partner with as many people and organizations to help meet those needs.
The following list is from Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. You may not have to spend time going through the whole list with each person; some people have enough food. The list is just a primer to get your heart thoughts focused on the person you are Mentoring. Please note that all people are individualistic and unique in prioritizing their needs.
As a Mentor, you may have to start any of the different levels. I have met many children who need food, feel like their lives are threatened, are abused, or feel worthless. Feed the need.
Thanks for your time.
Go do something nice for somebody.