English: PENSACOLA, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2009) Saturday Scholar mentor Information Systems Technician Seaman Aprentice Ashley Lumas, from New Orleans, listens as a West Pensacola Elementary School Saturday Scholar student reads out loud during the third weekend of mentoring for the 48th session of Saturday Scholars hosted by Center for Information Dominance Corry Station. (U.S. Navy photo by Gary Nichols/Released (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
MENTOR-You Sow They Grow!
“You will be so enriched when you sow into the life of others.” ~~YoTrip
Do you have a few hours a week to spend with a young person? Mentoring and the difference it makes in the life of a child is highlighted each January for National Mentoring Month. When you sow into the life of a child through mentoring you open the door to opportunities and possibilities for the child.
Mentoring can do the following:
- Help guide a child in their growth and development
- Help a child with education and career goal
- Help the child fill in the gaps in life
Created in 2002 by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Month focuses 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 to assure brighter futures for our young people. http://www.nationalmentoringmonth.org/
As a long time mentor, I have learned that children just want to be encouraged. When you give of your talent, your time and your treasures to a child you will see the impact of your involvement in their lives. A child that is connected with a mentor has another level of support.
For the last eight years I have had the pleasure of working with an emerging non-profit in Central Florida, Tomorrow Investments Matter (T.I.M. Works). The core mission of T.I.M. Works is to help young ladies gain an increased self-awareness, learn to develop healthy relationships, understand their self-worth, gain financial savvy skills, and develop leadership skills. To learn more about about T.I.M. Works go to http://www.apinkypromise.net/
Let me challenge you to get involved and become a mentor. The seeds you sow in a child, will be the foundation for growth in a child. Make the difference by being the difference in the life of a child.
Pause and pray for the families and friends of those who died tragically at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
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