Our volunteers mentor, tutor, and make lasting connections. For example, many of our mentoring relationships continue well beyond high school. Here are a few anecdotes from mentors who have stayed in touch with their students over the years.
“I think I was a steady voice during the last ten years. I give her advice regarding her job, her baby, her living situation.”
“I continue with Daniel, now in our 7th year. He said to me, “Gee, I was really a handful for you a few years ago, wasn’t I?” My answer, “Yes, you were.” We quit each other several times over the early years but he is so pleased to be the very first of his extended family to go to college. So tough but oh so worth it!”
“I have no plans on ever ceasing our relationship!”
“I still meet with all four [students] once a month and phone in between. I just help with what they’re doing, suggest next steps that I can see.”