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Becoming a Winning Futures mentor was a new experience for me. I was very excited to be involved but a little nervous to meet my mentees.
All my fears went away the minute my mentees came through the classroom door. They were as nervous as I was and yet within minutes we were all very comfortable with each other. The year flew by quickly and each month I watched their development, not just in our Winning Futures class but as young adults. With their knowledge and experiences expanding they were beginning to see themselves in a new light. I enjoyed watching this transformation week after week.
At the end of the year, as I read one of my mentee’s scholarship paper, I had my “Aha” moment. In the papter, she stated that she believed when she was scared and worried about making it in college, she would be able to rely on me, her mentor, her friend, to help her stay motivated and continue to work to be successful. I knew at that moment, that I had touched her life and we had built an everlasting bond.
All the work, time, and effort given were all returned to me at that moment.
~Winning Futures Mentor
~Extra Credit Union, Vice President Member Services