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Each of us has something to teach as well as something we want to learn. Let's share our own stories of mentorship.

To engage young people in mentorship, we need to understand what mentorship looks like and means to all of us – no matter our age. 

If you have been a mentor:
  • who did you mentor? how did you know or meet them?
  • what skills, know-how or learning did you share with them?
  • how did the experience of teaching or coaching make you feel?
  • has your mentorship relationship continued? why or why not?

If you have received mentoring:
  • who mentored you? how did you know or meet them?
  • what skills, know-how or learning did your mentor share with you?
  • how did the experience of receiving teaching or coaching make you feel?
  • has your mentorship relationship continued? why or why not?

If you haven't yet been involved in giving or receiving mentoring:
  • what do you know how to do that you could teach someone else?
  • what would you like to receive mentoring on?

As a small experiment for all of us, how about reaching out to someone you know outside of your peer group and see what you each might teach each other? Then, share your experience in our Research phase.
 

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I have a friend who is turning 91 in Sept 2014. We celebrated her 90th last year by visiting her house with some of her favourite food. She was so excited and happy. I love visiting her every Sunday afternoon. She is a single mother since her late hu

I have a friend who is turning 91 in Sept 2014. We celebrated her 90th last year by visiting her house with some of her favourite food. She was so excited and happy. I love visiting her every Sunday afternoon. She is a single mother since her late hu

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A few years back, I was a bereavement volunteer for a local hospice in Virginia. I expected it to be mostly passive work, but luckily it was much more involved than that. And in fact it turned out to be more like a mentoring program than anything els

A few years back, I was a bereavement volunteer for a local hospice in Virginia. I expected it to be mostly passive work, but luckily it was much more involved than that. And in fact it turned out to be more like a mentoring program than anything els

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This project aim to visibility and (re) cognize the knowledge of rural women in the province of Alava (Spain). 

With the help of Internet and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), this project aims to visualize, recognize and transmit

This project aim to visibility and (re) cognize the knowledge of rural women in the province of Alava (Spain). With the help of Internet and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), this project aims to visualize, recognize and transmit

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The idea of engaging young people with older adults hits very close to home with me. For one, I have always felt more comfortable around older people. I’ve always connected better with them and shared more common ground with them. I’m not entirely su

The idea of engaging young people with older adults hits very close to home with me. For one, I have always felt more comfortable around older people. I’ve always connected better with them and shared more common ground with them. I’m not entirely su

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After year-long different projects, everyone in the valley meets to share what they have learnt. A special day where from young kids till 100 year old people share their songs, their stories, their art, their dancing skills with everyone.

2014 is

After year-long different projects, everyone in the valley meets to share what they have learnt. A special day where from young kids till 100 year old people share their songs, their stories, their art, their dancing skills with everyone. 2014 is

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In this past year, one of my grandma past away and the other has gotten dementia. I notice that in their old age, they have simple pleasures. Having someone talk to them and people to be around! In a family gathering, we did magic tricks and ate frui

In this past year, one of my grandma past away and the other has gotten dementia. I notice that in their old age, they have simple pleasures. Having someone talk to them and people to be around! In a family gathering, we did magic tricks and ate frui

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Similar to a Meals on Wheels concept, I know someone who works with TLC - Tender Loving Cusine.  Their main purpose is the production and supply of meals to the homebound ederly.  The model included a number of ways one could order including being  o

Similar to a Meals on Wheels concept, I know someone who works with TLC - Tender Loving Cusine. Their main purpose is the production and supply of meals to the homebound ederly. The model included a number of ways one could order including being o

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A research study by Dr. Phillip Zimbardo conducted a discussion group with young college students. In the study some were secretly instructed to ignore the input of a small group during the discussion. By the end that small group began to wander from

A research study by Dr. Phillip Zimbardo conducted a discussion group with young college students. In the study some were secretly instructed to ignore the input of a small group during the discussion. By the end that small group began to wander from

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Technology has often been criticised as a variable that has widened the bridge between young and old. The argument goes such that the young are too preoccupied with advances in technology and media entertainment within their social circles, while the

Technology has often been criticised as a variable that has widened the bridge between young and old. The argument goes such that the young are too preoccupied with advances in technology and media entertainment within their social circles, while the

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Getting out of the house helps us all have a sense of purpose. Having somewhere to be helps us stay productive. But what do you do when you can't make it from point a to point b?

Getting out of the house helps us all have a sense of purpose. Having somewhere to be helps us stay productive. But what do you do when you can't make it from point a to point b?

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The internet can be a scary and overwhelming place. However, if millennials take the time to deconstruct technology tools for 50+ aged people to grasp, a shift might take place.

The internet can be a scary and overwhelming place. However, if millennials take the time to deconstruct technology tools for 50+ aged people to grasp, a shift might take place.

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Learning history is one of the most important things for us to grow, understand the and create more promising future. We learn it from the books, movies, classes, but
who could be better to tell us about the history that those who have survived it.

Learning history is one of the most important things for us to grow, understand the and create more promising future. We learn it from the books, movies, classes, but who could be better to tell us about the history that those who have survived it.

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Recently I completed a leadership program that was developed by my company for the next generation of great business leaders. During my 10 month program I met many business leaders in the FMCG industry, most of leaders I interacted with were quite a

Recently I completed a leadership program that was developed by my company for the next generation of great business leaders. During my 10 month program I met many business leaders in the FMCG industry, most of leaders I interacted with were quite a

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Playfellows Common Platform [PCP] allows both the Young-Adults & Older-Adults to teach something to as well as to learn something from.    It allows to share their  stories with each other, and this lead to inspire and engage young people to support

Playfellows Common Platform [PCP] allows both the Young-Adults & Older-Adults to teach something to as well as to learn something from. It allows to share their stories with each other, and this lead to inspire and engage young people to support

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I would like to share my personal experience here. When i was a kid my parents and grand parents use to teach me a lot of things so is everyone's parents. I remember they never use to get angry , annoyed or frustrated despite my silly questions and t

I would like to share my personal experience here. When i was a kid my parents and grand parents use to teach me a lot of things so is everyone's parents. I remember they never use to get angry , annoyed or frustrated despite my silly questions and t

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Imparting computer education to the aged will help them gain a lot of relevance in the present day world. Knowledge of computers is a must today. Getting to know about computers/internet/smartphones etc will help with carrying on with their daily liv

Imparting computer education to the aged will help them gain a lot of relevance in the present day world. Knowledge of computers is a must today. Getting to know about computers/internet/smartphones etc will help with carrying on with their daily liv

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