Having an adult mentor can be a powerful force in the life of a foster youth. In the latest California College Pathways YouthSpeak blog post, FosterClub Youth Ambassador Zule Dixon offers advice to both youth and adults about how to create positive mentoring relationships that help foster youth to build skills and develop supportive long-lasting connections.
"I would encourage fellow young people to seek individuals that genuinely open a door to them. An adult who makes themselves accessible and provides interest in a youth is a person you would like to connect with."
"Having more than one mentor is important because different people have different areas of expertise; if it’s not their area, they may be able to connect you to someone else."