Welcome to Season 2 of the Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast ft. David Shapiro, MENTOR
Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly begins season 2 of Pro Bono Perspectives with a call to turn our aspirations into plans and impact. She introduces the first guest of the season, MENTOR CEO David Shapiro, and other upcoming guests who are changing lives for the better, including PwC Responsible Business Leader Jeff Senne and VeraWorks President & Founder and job purposing pioneer Bea Boccalandro.
MENTOR has helped build and serve the mentoring field by promoting high-quality mentoring, developing resources for programs nationwide and providing an activation point for volunteers seeking to share their time and life experience with young people. Mentoring can provide enormous social capital gains; the organization has found that young adults who were at risk of falling off track, but had a mentor are 55% more likely to enroll in college, 78% more likely to volunteer regularly and 130% more likely to hold leadership positions.
This special form of volunteering is a great way to act on your values, says David, who also remarks that you’re much more valuable as a mentor than you probably think!
To learn more about MENTOR and how you can get involved, visit mentoring.org.