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One Child at a Time
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.
Help Us Get to the ART of the Matter
Building Better Futures
More Mentors Needed
BEST Kids' Mentor of the Month
Roxi Reeves- June 2018
Roxi and Monica were matched in January 2018 and have become fast friends. Monica tends to be quiet and hesitant to share her thoughts with new people. However, Roxi has helped Monica come out of her shell by encouraging her to socialize with her peers at monthly Peer Groups and encouraging Monica to keep the positive relationships going. Roxi's consistency has also helped Monica feel comfortable opening up to her each time they hang out. Aside from their one-on-one outings, Roxi has supported Monica at her cheer leading competitions, family moves, and middle school graduation. In a short amount of time, they have explored museums and went on an Underground Railroad hike, among other fun activities. Most importantly, Roxi has built a good relationship with Monica’s family. In addition to mentoring, Roxi continues to become more knowledgeable on our foster youth by attending BEST Kids mentor trainings and translating it into her own mentoring relationship. Roxi’s dependability, engagement in our program, and willingness to learn has made her a spectacular mentor.
“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.”