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Do you have a story you would like to share?
Why did you sign up to mentor?
What did you gain from mentoring?
Why should someone else mentor?
What was the biggest benefit to your mentee?
Let us know your thoughts on one or all of these questions!
Sometimes mentoring a student can be just as rewarding for the mentor as it is for the mentee.
Do you have a mentoring story you would like to share?
Youth organizations – What type of programming and activities do you do with youth?
If you received $5,000 of funds to use on your students/mentees, what would you spend it on?
In honor of National Volunteer Week, we would love to hear your favorite volunteer story. Thank you to everyone who volunteers! Our Winning Futures mentors change the lives of hundreds of students a year – they are true heroes!
One of my most memorable experiences was mentoring a student at our alternative high school. One of my mentees was about to get kicked out of school for having another outburst at a teacher. I sat him down to warn him and asked him “Why do you keep yelling at your teachers?” In about 30 seconds his eyes welled up and in a very quiet voice he said “Ms. Marshall I can’t read.” Then, this tough as nails 19 year old sat and cried. I of course also began to cry and together we created a plan to get him help.
It really made me realize that even though these teens look and act like adults, they are still kids on the inside and need us more than ever.