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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.
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BEST Kids Mentor of the Month
Dan Boyce - January 2017
Dan and Amon have been matched for over two years. Dan became interested in BEST Kids through a “Mentoring Monday” special on Fox 5 and a desire to connect more with the local DC community. Him and Amon have been an excellent match for each other, always exploring new and interesting activities and places. Dan consistently makes the monthly Peer Group activities a priority, even scheduling his work travel around his commitment to Amon and their outings. Dan is open to Amon’s ways of doing things, including “opening doors” (literally) to places to find out what’s inside. They’ve gone on some fun adventures by keeping an open mind, including seeing a free Disney-on-Ice event! Dan and Amon are an great reminder that mentoring is a 2-way street: Mentors learn just as much as the mentees in the mentoring relationship!
“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.”