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
“God causes all things to work together for good, for those who love him and are called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28 Building a relationship with a student is the easy part. The majority of the kids in our program take to their mentors right away. But sometimes building a relationship … [Read more...] about Sacred Stories: Amy & TaQwayisha
As I walked through the cafeteria for the first time to meet Kwame at Cornerstone Elementary, of course every student at the table was interested in who I was and why I was there. Kwame introduced me as his mentor. One of the kids replied, “What’s that?” I was curious to see his response, which … [Read more...] about Sacred Stories: Rocky & Kwame
I began serving as a mentor this past fall (September 2016). My mentee’s name is Kevin, and he is a 4th grader at Cornerstone Elementary School. I was not quite sure what to expect in my experience with Kevin, but I can now say that we’ve been a blessing to each other. I came into the program … [Read more...] about Sacred Stories: Byron & Kevin