Mentors 4 Kids July Newsletter

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Why Does Mentoring Matter?

Recent Matches:

Mentee

  • 8 year old female
  • Lives with grandma and mom.
  • Has minor issues with completing tasks, struggles with self-esteem, social situations.
  • Chaos in her household, grandma works hard to meet needs, other children in the home.
  • Enjoys art, fishing, camping and playing on the computer. She loves to talk and share stories and is very excited at the idea of having another person to spend time with her one-on-one.


Mentor

  • 44 year old female
  • Married with grown children.
  • She enjoys doing girly things like baking, art, going out to eat and sports.
  • Loves to try new things.
  • Believes in giving back, applied to be a mentor to make someone else’s life a little brighter.. In her words, “that would make it worth it.”


First Outing Update:

Grandma reported that the mentee is very impressed with her mentor and has taken very well to this new relationship. She continually refers to her mentor has her new “best friend.”


Second Outing Update:

Grandma reports that they are thrilled with this new relationship, “We could not ask for a better friend for her.” Mentee, “She takes me places and tells me nice things about myself. I REALLY like her.”


Mentee

  • 13 year old male
  • Lives with mom and three younger sisters.
  • Father is incarcerated and has no contact.
  • Is bullied at school frequently due to being ‘different’.
  • Enjoys fishing, science and working with tools to build things.


Mentor

  • 32 year old male
  • Single and lives alone.
  • Influenced greatly over the loss of his father.
  • Like to be outdoors, riding bikes, going to the park and playing sports.
  • Felt like he could help a child have a positive outlook, and be a positive role model.


First Outing Update:

Mentee took the mentor to his ‘special spot’ at the lake to fish. Mentor said they had a very open, honest conversation about things they were dealing with. He enjoyed that his mentee shared this with him.


Second Outing Update:

Mom reports that the match is going great and he looks forward to more time with his mentor!

 

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