There's only so many tangible outcomes that can measure the impact they make in the life of a child, or a student, or a young adult. But knowing that, mentors don't take no for an answer. They make the trip, they tackle the math problems and help face the adversities their mentee undertakes.
I'd like to call it paying it forward because I had a mentor throughout high school and it positively affected my life to this day. Nothing compares to someone who believes in you. So that maybe, just maybe, that person I met moons ago, might one day become a mentor to someone else.
Pay it forward. Make a difference.