At this time of year, many people are getting ready for new starts. Some have a new job, some are settling into a new home, while others are going back to school. Typically, colleges have a few days – or even weeks – of orientation before the school year begins, to help students adjust to their new surroundings and routines. My daughter's school also has a wonderful program in place to welcome newcomers to their school. It is called the "Blue and Gold Society" where current students look out for these newcomers and guide them through uncharted territory – middle school! All of this has gotten me thinking about the power of mentorship – the theme of today's article.