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The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that mentoring works! BEST Kids Mentoring Program is guided by the belief that all children are talented. Through our one-on-one volunteer mentoring, our extensive training, staff support and our experiential-learning-based peer group, we encourage our youth to discover and develop their unique skills and abilities. Beginning with children as young as six and continuing, as needed, until adulthood, BEST Kids Mentoring Program works to enable youth to develop a positive sense of self, to acquire teamwork and group social skills, and to become productive members of society.
The Art of the Matter
Thanks to Host Hotels & Resorts for sponsoring our 2016 Art of the Matter
More Mentors Needed
BEST Kids Mentor of the Month
Jeff Rubin - August 2016
Brandon and Jeff were matched in July of 2015. Since then, they have been able to spend lots of time together. They started getting to know each other by doing what both of them love to do – play basketball! Brandon and Jeff both share having a great sense of humor in common. I have heard from both of them on numerous occasions how funny they think the other one is. Brandon and Jeff have been able to have a steady balance of fun, easygoing activities (going to the movies, trying new kinds of food) to more thought-provoking activities (American History Museum, Washington Auto Show). Their match is also a true testament to Brandon’s character seeing as how he has been in our program for a number of years and has experienced a number of mentors. Brandon has allowed Jeff into his life to be a great mentor to him and it has paid off so far. Jeff envisions sticking with Brandon for a while and seeing him through the SAT process and college applications.
“BEST Kids helped me by showing me things that I wouldn’t have been able to do, and they pushed me forward so when I get older I’ll be able to do these things on my own.”
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