We asked MAGIC volunteer, Matt Lebovic, why mentoring-friendships are so important to him. Here’s what he had to say.
It’s a short time on this Earth, and it’s important to stretch yourself to meet all kinds of people – to both learn from them, and to teach, and usually at the same time. I have benefitted greatly from mentors at certain times in my life, and it is important to also be of service to others. It’s a full circle in which you are hopefully always learning and teaching, being mentored and mentoring someone else. Friendships are important because those are the relationships you choose for yourself, and they are with people who can reflect you at your best, or worst.
My love of mentoring began in college, when I was helped greatly by a peer advising program. I eventually became a peer advisor and managed the program as a senior. In that new capacity, I had to mentor the mentors, so to speak. You’re really doing both things at once. Good relationships go in both directions.
We couldn’t agree more.
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