‘Mentoring is important, not only because of the knowledge and skills students can learn from mentors, but also because mentoring provides professional socialization and personal support to facilitate success. Quality mentoring greatly enhances students' chances for success. Research shows that students who experience good mentoring also have a greater chance of securing academic tenure-track positions, or greater career advancement potential in administration or sectors outside the university.’
Through the Mentor Me Project the Lusaka Global Shapers Hub hosts a series of mentorship talks in high schools aimed at broadening the horizons of high school students to help them navigate diverse educational, social and professional situations. The Lusaka Global shapers serve as role models and friends that students can look up to for guidance within and outside the school mentorship programmes. The Hub facilitates conversations about career exploration, goal setting; provide guidance on schoolwork, college admissions, Internships, entrepreneurship and the Job market. At each mentorship session, the Hub goes beyond ideas and discusses tangible, individual steps that propel students forward in shaping or reshaping the academic and professional future of the students.