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.
2017 Art of the Matter
One Child at a Time
More Mentors Needed
BEST Kids' Mentor of the Month
Kevin Langley- June 2017
Kevin and 16-year-old Jason just hit their two year match anniversary in June. They connected from the minute they met. Kevin was always very supportive of Jason’s dream to be veterinarian and his love for animals. One of their first outings was visiting and volunteering at the DC Humane Society. They know how to balance out working hard to achieve Jason’s goals with kicking back and having lots of fun together. Kevin has stuck with Jason through thick and thin, even through different foster placements and ups and downs in Jason’s life. Kevin thinks Jason is great and Jason has said that “he couldn’t have asked for a better mentor” than Kevin. Kevin and Jason are a certainly a great match.
“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.”