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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip-January 26, 2010-Mentoring (Vol.1, Iss.4)

Mentor is defined by Dictionary.com as,”To serve as a trusted counselor or teacher, especially in occupational settings. A wise and trusted counselor or teacher, an influential senior sponsor or supporter.”

January has been set aside as National Mentoring Month and has been observed since 2001, Created by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR, National Mentoring Month (NMM) is marking its ninth year in 2010. By focusing national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us—individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits—can work together to increase the number of mentors, we assure brighter futures for our young people. http://www.nationalmentoringmonth.org/about_nmm/

Mentoring is needed in our communities to help guide our youth. The time spent with a young person gives you an opportunity to make an impact in their lives. As a long-time mentor, I have had some great experiences watching young people grow and flourish. Many times, I have received a call or an e-mail from a teen or college student telling me of their accomplishments. I find myself smiling as I think back to who they once were and beam with joy at who these young people have become.
There are so many young people that need someone to fill in the gaps in their life. A listening ear, time sharing at a favorite activity, or exposing them to elements of living they never expected to enjoy. A mentor can help change the course of a young person’s outlook on their future. The mentor works as a guide to help lead the mentee to thinking better, feeling better and making better choices. Mentoring makes the difference and comes highly recommended by one who has seen the transformation of countless youth in our community. Consider connecting with one of the mentoring groups in our community. Believe me as a mentor you will see that, “time given, is time well spent when a difference is made in the life of a child.”

“A.I.M. To Win In 2010”
Aspire, Inspire, Motivate

Keep the people of HAITI in your thoughts and prayers.

Yolanda Clay Triplett

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

“A.I.M. To Win In 2010”
Aspire, Inspire, Motivate


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