"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction."
Can you think of someone who mentored you? Maybe it was a teacher who stayed after school to help you unravel a pesky math problem...reinforcing that you could "do math." Maybe it was a coach who worked with you on your fast ball...demonstrating that practice and determination pay off. Maybe it was a classmate's parent who hosted you for homework time and dinner after school, knowing your parents were working second shift or, simply, there were struggles at home.
Mentors can and do make huge difference in the lives of children. Laraway serves children and youth at risk. Many of our clients are hindered in their ability to participate in "traditional"after school activities---due to mental health issues or simply lack of transportation---where mentoring relationships grow spontaneously. For this reason, we are delighted and appreciative to Mobius Mentoring for an $8,000 grant to create a mentoring program for students at Laraway School. Stay tuned...more stories to come!