|BEST Kids, Inc.||
The Bottom Line
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.
Superhero 5K & Fun Run
More Mentors Needed
BEST Kids Mentor of the Month
Bethany Koshinsky - March 2017
Bethany and Krista have been matched for nearly a year. Right from the start, they’ve had great chemistry that has allowed them to bond quickly and confide in one another. Recently, Krista shared her fears about her pending adoption. Since Krista loves reading, Beth took her to Barnes & Nobles and found a book about a little girl in an orphanage who was adopted to use as a tool to help Krista work through her feelings about the adoption. Beth has been a genuine and active listener through all of Krista’s life transitions. Late last summer, when Krista unexpectedly found out she’d be attending a new school and leaving her best friend, Beth made plans to work with Krista’s foster mom to locate the friend in hopes that the two can maintain their friendship. Beth also engages with Krista’s sisters and has become like a part of their family. Beth is exemplary in her consistency and dedication to being a role model and support to Krista.
“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.”