Famous Mentor-Mentee Pairs

OPRAH WINFREY mentored by Mrs. Duncan (4th grade teacher)
GEN. COLIN POWELL mentored by his father Luther Powell

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING mentored by Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

US PRESIDENT JOSIAH BARTLET mentored by Mrs. Landingham (The West Wing)
MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN mentored by Howard Zinn
LUKE SKYWALKER mentored by Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi (Star Wars)
HENRY DAVID THOREAU mentored by Ralph Waldo Emerson
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN mentored by William Ravenel (high school teacher/coach)
WALTER CRONKITE mentored by Fred Birney (high school journalism teacher)
SEN. HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON mentored by Rev. Donald James
GLORIA ESTEFAN mentored by her grandmother Consuelo Garcia
HELEN KELLER mentored by Anne Sullivan
BOB DYLAN mentored by Woody Guthrie
QUINCY JONES mentored by Ray Charles
MARTIN SHEEN mentored by Rev. Alfred Drapp
DENZEL WASHINGTON mentored by Sidney Poitier
HARRY POTTER mentored by Professor Dumbledore
ROSA PARKS mentored by Alice L. White (headmistress)
TOM BROKAW mentored by Frances Morrow (elementary school teacher)
MITCH ALBOM mentored by Morrie Schwartz (Tuesdays with Morrie)
ANTWONE FISHER mentored by Brenda Profitt (elementary school teacher)
GWEN IFILL mentored by Alden Poole (college professor)
LARRY KING mentored by Edward Bennett Williams
CAL RIPKEN, JR. mentored by his father
TIM RUSSERT mentored by Sister Mary Lucille

For more mentor-mentee pairs, visit "The Mentor Hall of Fame" at www.mentors.ca/mentorpairs.html.

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Become a Mentor!

To access a database of mentoring programs in your community that need volunteers, visit MENTOR's web site, www.mentoring.org.


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