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 Curtis over their shared love of music and playing wind instruments in band. When Curtis died of cancer a year later, Matt wanted another mentor to support him and met Todd. This new mentoring relationship barely had a chance to get off the ground before covid hit. Fortunately, Matt and Todd were able to connect around a shared love of sports and get permission to continue meeting off campus. They talk on a regular basis and go out for lunch every two weeks or so.
Nancy provides the critical backbone of labor, coordination and communication for Partners for Schools. She understands the heart beat and passion of our school leaders and teachers. “After raising our 4 kids, I know it just does not stop there. It really takes many individuals and a community to support kids, families and schools, and I love connecting the critical dots. Every child can benefit from a caring adult mentor”