Be Encouraged: mentoring works!

“I interview many students as to why they would like a mentor. One student sticks out to me. I also ask the student if there are classes that they wouldn’t want to miss for mentoring. This student mentioned that having a mentor was more important than going to his favorite class. He will be the first one in his family to graduate high school and he wants a mentor to help him achieve his goal. He is also looking for a male figure he can trust. His willingness to sacrifice his favorite classes to meet with a mentor was inspiring to me. I kept thinking, ‘This kid gets it!'”

-Annie Anderson, FHS Community Mentor Coordinator