"The mentoring has simply been life-changing to me."
Elena
 — 
Italy, 2018-2020

My experience with mentoring before coming to the school was zero. When I was presented with the idea it didn't really click with me because I'm a very reserved person. For the first few times I would just go and talk very shallow things about myself, until I realised I don't lose anything by trying and that I actually trusted her. From that moment on, I saw the good and started to open up, not only with my mentor but it made it easy also to open up with my close friends, which is something I was always skeptical about. Mentoring has been a real lifer changer to me, my mentor was able to see wrong patterns in me and help me develop new healthy ones. She was always able to lovingly put me on the right track and make me realise things that I had never noticed. Not only that, she also cared about my personal growth. We acknowledge my weakness and my strengths and we worked our way up from there, to a better me. She also was always ready with resource like books and exercises that made me work for it. Right now I see the importance of mentoring when before I had never even dared or thought that I needed it. I think today, no matter where I am in life, I will always try to look for a mentor. Someone that can help me grow and lead me into the right path that can walk the journey with me. Through mentoring I've learned life long-lasting lessons.

Elena