State representative Al Pscholka spoke briefly and told the story of an 11 year old boy who's father left the house one day and essentially never came back though 35 years later they did have contact. It's not hard for boys of that age to find trouble. Particularly in single parent homes regardless of how amazing and wonderful the mother is. The boy's mom had to go to training to become a housekeeper to provide for the family but then she got cancer.
HOSTS (Help One Student Succeed) Mentoring in the community. Even with the time he has to spend in Lansing today, Al still mentors in Benton Harbor for at least an hour a week.
|Source: St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation|
Monday a local executive asked me to mentor them in professional and leadership development. Thursday morning I was having coffee with a friend who has similar passions for organization development when it occurred to me that I was being mentored and had been for months. On the journey of this life we never fully reach a point where we don't need to have one or several individuals who hold us accountable, push us to grow, and help us focus and achieve our dreams and objectives. Hopefully we at the same time are sharing with at least one other individual in the same way creating the future building community. One individual at a time. If you're not aware of the benefits to both mentor and mentee, it goes well beyond the measurable. Who are you mentoring?