[Below is a true story, but names of the mentor, student and family members involved have been changed to honor their privacy.] Mikayla is in the third grade. She has had a difficult life. She wants so badly to live with her mom, but her mom is not in a place where she can parent right now and … [Read more...] about The Best Christmas Gift Might Not Be What You’d Expect
Mentoring is a calling, but there are lessons to be learned once you’ve decided to answer! While it may seem like a simple role, you’re stepping into a leadership position for someone who needs it the most - meaning it’s not something to take lightly. Even if you’re a reasonable, responsible person, … [Read more...] about The Dos and Don’ts of a Quality Mentor
Why We Look Back Before looking ahead to the coming year and getting caught up in the nuts and bolts of the ministry moving forward, we would be remiss if we did not pause to think back on all that God did through the Aspire Movement in 2018. There are countless stories to share about the way the … [Read more...] about 2018: The Stories That Changed Our Lives
Continuing education after high school has become somewhat of a norm in our country, with nearly 70% of graduating high schoolers making the journey to a higher education in 2016. Not surprisingly, however, many at-risk youth in our nation’s inner cities still have a hard time finding the path that … [Read more...] about Creating Hope for Higher Education and Vocation
A new study that was co-authored by the revered Cambridge Judge Business School recently revealed that mentoring can improve some aspects of mental health in mentors, including reducing anxiety. Our personal experiences through Aspire Movement have also shown us that mentoring provides benefits to … [Read more...] about Can Mentoring Really Reduce Anxiety?
When most people decide to become a mentor, it’s with the understanding that they can use their life experiences to better the life of a younger individual. While this is very true, it’s also important to appreciate that the mentor gets to learn new lessons as well! Although the mentor is older … [Read more...] about How Mentoring Benefits the Mentor