What do you look for in your mentors?

Mentors are asked to commit to a minimum of monthly prison visits for 8 months and monthly contact for the first year post-release. Many mentors engage more intimately with their mentees; in fact, many of our mentorship pairs remain friends for years. While a wide variety of people make excellent mentors, we especially look for people who are empathetic, smart, and professional. A background in business or entrepreneurship is helpful though not necessary.