Mentoring Unite us - and the movement is growing in Haiti!
We saw mentorship as a competitive advantage, a great way to accelerate the development of future leaders in Haiti and other countries. The importance of mentors cannot be overstated. A good mentor inspires you, stretches you, connects you, and opens your mind. Mentoring provides a safe space to learn, experiment, ask questions — any questions, regardless how seemingly stupid they may be — and offers a vital sounding board. In the corporate world, mentoring increases knowledge retention and individuals engagement.
At a time when much of the focus is on what divides us, this study shows that there is something the majority of Haitians agree on: mentoring relationships are powerful tools for connection and are critical to our country’s future. Haitians are overwhelmingly crossing racial, economic, and other bridges to mentor young people outside their families.
This project was generously supported by funding by Families and Friends in Utah and other places in the US (Including Organizations like Ourrescue.org / Renatus / Latter Day Lives and more) which allowed us to not only Start the program but also expand it. Today we have over 500 Young Leaders all over haiti who wants to become a Mentor and join to national engagement in mentoring. We thank YOU all for making this work possible and for being a supporter in growing the mentoring movement in Haiti.
"My Mentor Williamson Sintyl, The founder of ARISE often gives the most concise and poignant advice when it comes to mentorship. He simply says, “Be the person you needed when you were young.” - Rubens Georges (Mentoring Program Director in Haiti)
"The power of mentoring is tremendous. Mentorship is reciprocating. It’s a truly profound experience to show up and bridge the gap from adolescence to adulthood in an honest and authentic way." - Landie Jean (Mentor in Cap Haiti, North Haiti)
" Growing up in Haiti, I knew I must be alive for some reasons. I felt I was given a lot and by being part of ARISE, I knew I needed to give back a lot and try to make a difference."
- Guylincy Saint-Preux (Mentoring Program Director)
In conclusion, STOP, START, and CONTINUE:
STOP waiting for moment to get involved. START reaching out to know how you can serve. CONTINUE accepting invitations to join this cause to help make a difference in this world.