January is National Mentoring Month and this bitch just wanted to take a moment and encourage y’all to consider becoming a mentor!
There are lots of organizations, local and national, that will match you to a child in need of a mentor. They will offer support…and you will need it…advice and access to supplemental activities to enrich your mentee’s life.
This bitch has been a mentor for over 2 years. My mentee has gone from looking up at me to looking down at me...literally...the child is growing out of her sneakers! It has been challenging from day one…and it is one of the most rewarding relationships in my life.
If you live in St. Louis…check out these organizations for information about mentoring.
Big Brother’s Big Sister’s of Eastern Missouri
Mentor St. Louis
If you live elsewhere…
Big Brother’s Big Sister’s of America
Mentor: Expanding the world of mentoring