Rob and Josh’s Story

Rob and Josh’s Story: In middle school, Rob saw other students meeting with mentors and thought it looked like fun. He quickly formed a bond with his mentor, Josh. After school shut down in 2020, they couldn’t see each other for a few months. As soon as school...

Max and Greg’s Story

Max and Greg’s Story: A current freshman, Max met his mentor, Greg, in middle school after his older sisters told him about Be the One.  He was hoping for an adult friend who could support him and give advice.  He and Greg enjoy playing chess, cribbage, and...

Matt and Todd’s Story

Matt and Todd’s Story: Matt has been able to work with two Be the One Mentors during high school.  As a freshman who had recently lost his mom to cancer and moved across the country to Lynden, he thought he would like to have a mentor to talk to.  He bonded with...

Issac and Corey’s Story

  Issac and Corey’s Story: Issac heard about Be the One as a freshman from a friend.  He admits that initially, “I thought it sounded like fun to get out of class and play games—being a typical teenage boy.”  After spending 4 years with his mentor, Corey,...

Gina and Janelle’s Story:

Gina and Janelle’s Story: Gina heard about Be the One from her older sister and requested a mentor in middle school. At the time, she was “looking for someone to talk to, a friend I could talk to about anything without a bunch of drama.” She and Janelle...

Tyler and John’s Story:

Tyler and John’s Story: When Tyler first moved to Lynden in middle school, he was struggling with a number of things: losing friends, depression, and a dad who wasn’t around. When he first met John, it took a long time to develop trust. In fact, for the first...