There is something missing in the way we educate and support our children at present and I believe it's mentoring! The purpose of "Every Child Needs a Mentor" is to engage and inspire those who support young people to use the ideas in this book to empower our children, their peers, families, and communities; so they can ALL benefit from the power of mentoring. Inside you can discover: how to help students get the best out of their time in education, how to effectively engage with youth of today, how to enable young people to experience the bigger picture, how to develop an award winning mentoring programme. Whether you are a parent looking for help, a teacher looking for inspiration or a child looking for guidance - I encourage you to read the heart opening stories, compelling testimonials, powerful case studies and mentoring insights in this book.
Publisher: Panoma Press
Number of pages: 210
Weight: 289 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm
I was captivated by Herman from the first time I heard him speak about his vision of helping children who the education system is failing. This is no pie in the sky social dreaming; Herman's work is based on experience and solid achievement. When he speaks about what's happening to the young people who need help in our education system, you hear a truly authentic account of unnecessary despair and you hear the voice of someone who knows how to make it better. It's hard to overestimate the importance of this work; if it can be made available more widely it will have an almost unimaginable transformational impact on our society. -- Mike Harris founding CEO of First Direct bank and Egg bank plc. CEO of Mercury Communications and Chairman of One to One (later operating as T-Mobile). Herman talks about his life, about his work and about education with a real passion. His commitment to young people and their aspirations is almost tangible; he believes in young peoples' right to aspire to be more than they are, and what's more, has been there himself. Herman's story is inspiring and empowering and I wish him luck with the next part of his journey. -- Eileen Hinds - Independent Education Consultant Herman's story goes to show the rewards we all can reap when we dedicate passion, focus and time to finding out what it is we are called to do. His hard graft, the ways he consistently learns from his varied careers, many potential setbacks and his persistence to fulfill his own full potential through championing every child's right to have a mentor is inspirational. In fact his vision for every child having a mentor has the potential to create the revolution within the education system young people, parents and teachers need today. So Herman's book is a refreshing, honest and human story of how one man's own journey to find the treasure inside became the beacon of possibility and empowerment for young people, their families and our wider society. My question is once you have read Herman's book - what steps can you and will you take to make 'Every Child having a mentor' a reality? -- Anna Sexton, Community developer & activist, accredited Coach and mentor Herman has a great story to tell and he does so with boldness, integrity and transparency that makes the reading of his book so compelling. -- Karl George MBE This is an excellent read whether you are a child, adult, mentor or mentee. -- Leesa Daymond