One Child at a Time
The bottom line is that mentoring works! BEST Kids Mentoring Program is guided by the belief that all children are talented. Through our one-on-one volunteer mentoring, our extensive training, staff support and our experiential-learning-based peer group, we encourage our youth to discover and develop their unique skills and abilities. Beginning with children as young as six and continuing, as needed, until adulthood, BEST Kids Mentoring Program works to enable youth to develop a positive sense of self, to acquire teamwork and group social skills, and to become productive members of society.
Calling All Superheroes
Building Better Futures
More Mentors Needed
BEST Kids' Mentor of the Month
Aramide Adeyemi- February 2018
Aramide and Mikayla were matched in July 2017. Right from the match meeting, respect has been the foundation of their relationship. Mikayla has struggled with exercising respect in the past and Aramide has been sure to model respect at every opportunity. Aramide checks in with Mikayla multiple times a week, checking to see how her day was at school, praising any great moments of respect and compassionately analyzing any steps backwards to make sure they can be avoided in the future. They enjoy spending time together at the National Harbor, discussing the morals of the story after watching movies together and sharing conversations over a meal. By being there for the big moments, the little moments, and all the moments in between, Aramide has developed a close relationship with Mikayla and has truly shown her that the best way to get respect, is to give it first.
“BEST Kids helped me by showing me things that I wouldn’t have been able to do, and they pushed me forward so when I get older I’ll be able to do these things on my own.”