I commit to making a difference; to support, guide, and be a role model.
I commit to being consistent; to be a steady figure over time, to be persistent, and to help another persevere.
I commit to encouraging another; by listening, by understanding, by fostering strengths, and by showing empathy.
I commit to building a mutual relationship; to enter the world of someone else, to hear about new dreams and challenges, to share my own stories, and to respect the differences between us.
I commit to asking for assistance; when I need my own support, when the struggles of a child are bigger than I can handle, when I am unsure.
I commit to recognizing; that change often comes in small steps that barely leave footprints, that victories are often unseen or unspoken, and that obstacles will always be present.
I commit to remaining sympathetic; to the storms weathered, to the adversity faced, and to the experiences that occurred long before this child entered my life.
I commit to realizing; that my actions carry new weight and responsibility, that my role can never be taken lightly, that my life will also change with this experience.
I commit to being a mentor.
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”