Be sensitive to power differentials

Whether they’re trying to or not, mentors are in the position to influence their mentees. Because of this, as a mentor, you should refrain from religious or political proselytizing.

  • To further educate yourself and avoid misstepping, raise your own awareness of power dynamics in cross-age and cross-cultural relationships, and seek consultation from mentoring programs to effectively negotiate class, religion, political, race/ethnic difference.