Mentors with the KidStart Mentorship Program are paired with kids who are vulnerable and at risk. We try to be there for them and help in any we can. I spend time with my mentee each week for a few hours. She’s 7 years old and I’ve been with her for over a year now. My best experiences as a mentor are the times we have together, I make her happy and she makes me happy. Mostly we just hang out, but we also like getting our nails done and going to the salon.
Before volunteering, I didn’t really know what my passion was. When I started at Kidstart, I realized that my passion is helping others in need and who are at risk; helping people is really what I want to do with my future career. I’m making a difference in her life, I’m making an impact, and it makes me a better person.