Mentor, Rovina Broomfield
“As a mentor, my perspective broadened as I realized we’re all learning from each other, students and mentors alike.”
When Rovina joined the CfY community, she was looking for an opportunity to connect with and impact young people through mentorship. She was not only able to make an impact on a mentee, but has also seen her life change through CfY by developing new relationships, changing her perspective on mentorship, and creating lasting and invaluable memories. Rovina told us in her own words about her experiences with CfY and how they have changed her:
I became a mentor with CfY because I was looking for an opportunity to get connected with young people in Seattle via mentorship. I was grateful to find CfY and learn about the supportive layers and relationship structure within its mentoring program. The variety and support I’d receive as a mentor encouraged me to join and believe I’d impact the lives of young people.
Joining the CfY community has changed my perspective on mentorship and has taught me to value multi-generational relationships. As a mentor, my perspective broadened as I realized we’re all learning from each other, students and mentors alike. Being an expert is not a prerequisite for being helpful to one another. It has also been great for me to develop relationships with a range of people. I have made friends across the spectrum, from my parents’ age to my nieces’ age, and I really value the honest conversation and vulnerability we have with one another as trusted members of this community.