By Kurt Sample
There is no trick to being an effective mentor for a young person. Mr. Rogers proved this by a lifetime ministry of just being himself and treating all he came in contact with as loved, respected, and special neighbors. Anyone can do this. Kids can easily see through you if you are insincere – putting on a show – trying too hard to fit in – or not yourself. By embracing the fact that you – an adult – are special and unique too, you are well on your way to being the genuine article.