I encourage you to read Nicole's Blog . It's one of the links on this page.
Nicole is one of the staff coordinators for the weekly tutor/mentor sessions at Cabrini Connections. She's also helping with the Tutor/Mentor Connection networking that connects tutor/mentor programs in Chicago with each other.
In this article, she writes about how the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, is a mentor, and links to a story in the New York Times that describes his experiences. It's a great read, and Nicole shows how this relates to us who are doing mentoring here in Chicago.