Community Connections Mentoring currently has more than 50 active mentoring pairs enrolled in our program, which is an all-time high for our program. While this is certainly a reason to celebrate, there are still many more children out there who need a mentor. We especially have a need for more male mentors. If you have ever thought about being a mentor, or if you know someone who you think would make a good mentor, call 308.696.0976 for more information.
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Everyone hopes for a chance in life to do something that truly impacts the world. That's what mentoring is all about, changing children's lives by providing guidance, support and positive relationships.
The mission of the Community Connections Mentoring Program is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-on-one relationships with adult mentors that have a positive measurable impact on youth. We hope you will consider taking the journey in creating positive change by becoming a mentor.
In life, we are provided few situations in which we are rewarded just by walking into a room. Mentoring is one of those situations. Experience has shown time and time again that adults can have a powerful, lifelong positive impact on a child just by being themselves and spending one-on-one time with a young person. We hear stories all the time about the affect mentoring has had on the children involved in our program. Here are just a couple of examples:
The mother of one of our mentees recently reported to us that she has noticed a significant improvement in the way her 13-year-old son interacts with men as a result of his mentoring relationship. Her son has been involved in Community Connections Mentoring for two years and has been meeting with a male mentor in his late 20s. In addition to improved interaction with men, the mother stated that her son's awareness of teen issues such as bullying has improved along with his skill level in knowing how to deal with these issues. The mother has been so pleased with the success of Community Connections Mentoring that she is planning to enroll her younger daughter in the program.
During one of our mentor training events, one of the presenters who is a local elementary school counselor showed a video tape of an interview she conducted with a student who is a mentee in our program. She asked the student about his experience in the mentoring program and how it has benefitted his life. When asked if there was anything he would like to say to his mentor, the student replied, "I'm not lonely anymore."