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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
Hannah Edwards- April 2017
Hannah and Andrea were matched in November of 2015. They hit it off right from their initial match meeting, especially since they are both so conversational and willing to share about themselves with the other. In the time they have been matched, Andrea has taught Hannah how to play chess and Hannah introduced Andrea to new foods such as delicious Mexican cuisine from “Cactus Cantina.” Andrea and Hannah have participated in fun, leisurely activities like going to movies and culturally relevant activities like exploring the National Cathedral and the Newseum. Hannah has had the opportunity to bond with Andrea and her family as well while marching together at the annual city-wide Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and attending our annual BEST Kids 5K. Hannah's joyful nature and willingness to try anything new with Andrea has made their mentoring relationship a success!
“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.”