BECOME A MENTOR...
We need mentors for the 2012-13 school year!
Spend 30 to 45 minutes a week with a student making a difference!
Did you ever experience a kind word as a child that helped you accomplish a task? Or how about feeling supported in an idea that you had, but were afraid to move forward with it? We have all been blessed by having someone in our lives who believed in us. They took the time to listen and to be present. What a difference a mentor can make in a life.
Mentors have been recognized as someone who shows a child the ropes, helped them along and influenced them to become who they are today. Many of America's most prominent people such as Clint Eastwood, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Oprah Winfrey have shared stories of the people who impacted their lives. Mentors are all around us. Some are more silent than others and may not even realize the influence they have on one person.
A mentor allows you to see the hope within yourself. No one reaches the top alone. There is and has always been someone who has guided them. When you think back to your childhood, who encouraged you?
National Mentoring Month is celebrated in January. Take time to reflect on who inspired you. More importantly, take time to reflect on how you can impact the life of a child and guide them to lead productive and fulfilling lives. Help a child realize their hopes and dreams by simply being present. Becoming a mentor requires a small commitment of time which ultimately can affect a child for life.
"Expand your universe...become a mentor." Colin Powell
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