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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.
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BEST Kids Mentor of the Month
Kimberly Waller- February 2017
Kimberly, or Kimmy as she has come to be known at BEST Kids, has been mentoring 10 year-old Britney since July of 2016. In that short time, they have enjoyed community gardening, conquering their mutual fear of bugs, working on homework, learning to ice skate, and making art together. After acquiring art supplies from the BEST Kids' Family Winter Celebration, Britney has created so much art for Kimmy that her home and office now look like Britney's private art gallery. They also have a pet rock named Herman. Most recently Kimmy and Britney volunteered to testify on behalf of BEST Kids at the Child and Family Services Oversight Hearing and prepared a story board with a wide array of photos to document their time spent together. Kimmy has done an excellent job helping Britney's transition to adulthood be a smooth one. In the process, Britney has taught Kimmy to reconnect with her younger self.
“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.”