Mentoring has always been a part of my life.  It snuck in and carried me off kicking, and screaming years ago as a mere child. Someone had to protect my brother by standing between him and my parents. I was the eldest of the two of us. However, while I was doing my job, I was left out of getting the same support and protection my brother was receiving.

Currently, as an adult, I see a lot of kids in the same situation as my brother and me, and far worse.  Plus, now I realize there are safe adults that you can trust, and how very important the role of Mentor is to all kinds of kids.

Today, I can make a more significant impact in helping children like my brother and me by finding mentors for lots of kids. Adults assume Mentoring implies a huge role and responsibility in the child’s life. But there is a continuum of ways adults can influence kids positively.  Becoming a Mentor can be as simple as just being there for the child to talk to when needed, or as easy as being a trusted teacher, co-worker, coach, or confidant.

Have YOU considered being a Mentor?

About Gwynn Rogers

After 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the fields of real estate, high tech, and corporate travel, Gwynn has moved on to the career of “Grandma.” When not teaching her granddaughters an extensive vocabulary of “alley-oop-boop, ups-a-daisy, cowabunga or bummer”, Gwynn can be found hunting for mentors for the Kitsap Youth Mentoring Consortium, or chasing her fantasies on her treadmill. Gwynn currently freelances for magazines.
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