As a Mentor begins to gain the trust of his or her Mentee, discussions can begin to focus on an assessment of the At Risk adults capabilities.  This will include discussions about their education, employment history, vocational training and other skills that they have established over their life time

A key role of a Mentor is to help the Mentee evaluate their capabilities to establish realistic goals for their future.  This should include not only current capabilities, but new skills they may be able to obtain to achieve the Vision they have developed for themselves

A Mentor needs to provide supportive but realistic guidance to help the At Risk adult select a path that will enable them to gain confidence and ultimately achieve success