Today is #IAmAMentor Day. This is a day for mentors to reflect and celebrate their experiences with their mentors. Here is Peter who mentors our middle grade students on Thursdays. Here is what he had to say about mentoring. "A couple of years ago, I was asked to mentor a young student who was enrolled in the ConnectiKids program. My first mentee lasted a couple of weeks then sports took over so I was given a student who was a little rough around the edges. Having both of my kids already grown and out of the house, I wondered if I could stay with this student as far as technology, new math, sports knowledge, ‘street language’ (gotta keep my creds you know) and so on. I learned as quickly as he did. I currently have two mentees and would not trade either away. We laugh, learn, talk, and I have become a resource for them as they have to me. They have both grown up in the past two (2) years to be communicative young men. They both started off a little quiet and aloof but that soon ended when they shared their life stories and I shared some of mine. I think they both realize and appreciate the things that they can achieve, difficulties they can overcome and maybe even a few visions they can accomplish. They even remember to take their napkins when they get their snacks!! Trust me it was a big step.
Thanks for the opportunities to work with these young men. It’s truly an honor to see them grow." -Peter
Thank you Peter for being such an amazing mentor!
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