"A company actively engaged in youth mentoring efforts is making a smart business decision on multiple levels. Beyond helping to shape and develop marketable career skills, come equally important benefits of enhanced confidence and self-esteem that young people experience from knowing that there is an adult volunteer who cares about their future development."
-Jim Coyne, Senior Manager, Corporate Community Alliances, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Business mentoring breakfasts or luncheons are a peer-to-peer networking tool used to introduce businesses to mentoring opportunities and how they might participate. It is also an opportunity for businesses to learn about the Business Mentoring Alliance (BMA) and the work of the Delaware Mentoring Council (DMC). These events are sponsored by a business already involved in mentoring whose employees can talk about their company involvement, share mentoring stories and encourage their business friends to get involved. The event is small, usually 8-15 total attendees. (Thatís 4-10 new business prospects, staff and the supporting business.) They are professional but informal.
Bullet points listed below with an * indicate where the host business (host) takes the lead or works with the BMA/DMC contact to accomplish the task.