June and Myra’s Story:
Myra had a BTO mentor in 6th grade and was saddened that during COVID her mentor moved away which left her without one. In the spring of 2021 during her first day back at school Myra stopped the mentor coordinator in the hall and asked, “Am I going to get a new mentor?” The coordinator had a person in mind, who recently had a matched student leave the program. After a call, arrangements were made, and Myra and June began meeting weekly on campus.
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.