Greg and Josh’s Story:
Seventh grade was tough for Josh, really tough. Added to COVID was a near unspeakable family tragedy. We were able to match Josh with Greg, a BTO mentor and former middle school coach. Greg was virtually attending college while living in another state. This worked well in the midst of COVID virtual times. Weekly ZOOM calls happened throughout the fall and continued through the school year. At this time Greg plans to be back in the area for school this fall and will continue meeting with Josh.
At Be The One, we understand the many unique challenges our youth face today. Through mentorship, students are connected with an adult that matches their interests and personality. For one hour a week students meet with their mentor at school in a safe and positive environment. Be The One removes the financial burden of the program from the school by raising community support to fund a full time Mentor Coordinator position who is an employee of the school. Be The One also helps by attracting mentors and training them to effectively connect with students.