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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.
One Child at a Time
More Mentors Needed
BEST Kids' Mentor of the Month
Laura McVey- November 2017
Laura and Leonard just hit their one year match anniversary in November. Both of them will tell you that they spent most of this year getting to know each other, especially what the other person likes and dislikes. While Leonard has shown Laura the joys of laser tagging and arcades, Laura has helped Leonard appreciate different types of food and dining experiences. Now, when Laura goes to pick Leonard up, he always asks if they can get Thai food! Laura has also navigated many challenges that come with mentoring a child in the foster care system. Plans have changed last minute and adjustments had to be made, but where many mentors might give up, Laura kept going and strived to remain consistent and present for Leonard. Laura’s persistence resulted in Leonard being able to open up to her about many things he would not have before. We are grateful for Laura and all of our mentors who navigate obstacles for the sake of being there for their mentees.
“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.”