|BEST Kids, Inc.||
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.
We Need Your Support
More Mentors Needed
BEST Kids Mentor of the Month
Bernadette Cronley - November 2016
Mentor Bernadette and mentee Mariah have been matched for a few months and are off to a great start. This match effortlessly balances academics and social engagement through their various outings. Mariah is a poet and public speaking enthusiast. She spends her free time at open mic nights around the city, as well as recently participating in a public speaking competition. Bernadette is always around and supportive of Mariah’s endeavors. When the two get together, they have fun exploring D.C., working on school projects, and doing low-key lunch or dinner outings. Bernadette’s consistency has enabled a great trusting bond with Mariah, who has eagerly incorporated Bernadette into her life and values their companionship above all else.
Every dollar donated between 11/28/16 and 12/31/16 will be matched 1:1 (up to $20,000) to support our mentoring program for youth in DC's foster care.
“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.”