Mentors truly help make Memories that Last a Lifetime. Here's what some of our kids have to say about their mentors.
Tony, age 16
“When I was first that I would be getting a mentor seven years ago, I wasn’t really sure about going to hang out with some random guy that I didn’t even know!
Lauren, age 17
Hi, my name is Lauren, I’m 17 and I’m a senior at Forsyth Central High School. I live with my mom and I don’t have any brothers or sisters, except for my Mentor- Andrea Thomas. We’ve been matched since I was 10 and she was a teacher at Otwell Middle School. I would go out and hang out in her room after school until she was done with her work and then we would go to eat at Quizno’s or Chi-fil-A. Andrea and I like the same music- we like Bruno Mars, Lady GaGa, Jason Mraz and Hip Hop music. We listen to music in the car.
If I wasn’t part of Mentor Me I probably wouldn’t know what to do with myself, and I wouldn’t have been able to do the things that I’ve been able to do with them. My favorite outing is the Boat Ride which Mr. Bagewell lets us use every year, and I was Student of The Month one year with the Optmists Club. We also went to Medieval Times- had a four course meal and watched a jousting show. I like Medieval time stuff, so it was fun. In December we also got to meet Marcus Stroud (from the NFL) and that was fun.
Those are just some of the fun things I’ve been able to do. Having a mentor has given me the confidence to do all these things. When I was younger Andrea would let me get on the computer and work on school projects. Andrea helps me get good grades, she always asks how I’m doing in school.
Andrea has always been there for me- like when my Nana passed away, she was there for moral support, she came to the funeral and I rode home with her from the funeral. It helped me to have her there with me. Andrea has always believed in me, believes I can do anything, and that makes me feel good.
Now I’m really excited about the future- especially graduating! l'd also like to travel- to Florida, Washington, everywhere! But one of the most important things I’m looking forward to is being a Mentor. My mentors have helped me become who I am today. So I would like to do that for someone else too.
A Letter From Colin...
Thank you so much for letting me be in Mentor Me. It has really been changing my life. I LOVE Jeff, Leigh Ayn and Brandon so much. Before I met them I was really sad that I couldn’t see my dad at the time. I was praying every day and night that my dad would come see us!! Then one day when I was at school my mom got a phone call from my aunt that would change my life. My aunt told my mom about Mentor Me and asked me and my brother and sister about it. We all said “Yes!” So when I feel sad I tell my mom and her and Jeff set us up a visit. I see them every weekend! And I even sit in the same seat with Brandon on the bus! When I go to Brandon’s house I like to play video games with him and watch music. We also enjoy coming to my house and playing Wii (a video game). When its me and Jeff, Leigh Ayn and Brandon we like to go to Moe’s to eat, the YMCA, the pet store, the fair, and soooooooooo much more. And pretty often I get to stay up late at Brandon’s house and we watch movies and make cookies. I promised myself one day I would love to become a Mentor. I know how much fun it is to be with someone you love. Especially when you have had a death or divorce in your family. So thank you ever so much. This truly is a miracle sent from God. I hope to be in the Phillips’ life for many more years to come. Thank you!!