Last month, Mentor Sweden took over Stockholm’s Central Station and transformed the main hall into a “Mentor Day” for adults and teenagers to meet. It was a full day packed with competitions, choir and dance performances, interviews with astronauts, panel discussions with business leaders and “micro-mentoring.”
When Rina was about to choose her secondary school program, the people around her made her doubt which path to take, but then she met her mentor Cecilia. Cecilia made her believe in herself and encouraged her to follow her dream.
When Cecilia and Evin started their mentor-year Evin was insecure and felt scared of moving outside her comfort area. She wasn’t keen on using public transport and double-checked her travels again and again. They usually met close to Evin’s home in Vårby but as they got to know each other they could travel further and further.