|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.
One Child at a Time
More Mentors Needed
BEST Kids' Mentor of the Month
Henry Wang- October 2017
Henry and Kenny are an amazing example of the transformative power of mentoring. While both of them started as strangers to mentoring and one another, they have built a solid foundation of trust through consistent contact, holding each other to high expectations, and never letting plans get in the way of having a good time. Kenny has a lot of energy and keeps Henry on his toes by breaking away from activities with Henry whenever he feels overwhelmed, especially in group settings. Some of the outings they have enjoyed include rock climbing, Capoeira, Chuck-E-Cheese, and exploring new areas of DC. While Henry does a great job modeling respect and paying attention, he follows Kenny's lead and supports him with whatever Kenny needs at that moment. The best mentoring relationships are a two way street and even while Henry shows Kenny how to move forward into the future, Kenny never lets Henry forget to stop and enjoy the present moment.
“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.”