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A Snapshot of Mentoring

You may have heard about mentoring a hundred times, and may even be aware of the value of the faithfulness, stability, and consistency it provides for a child from a hard place. But what does it actually look like? We would love to give you just a little glimpse into how extremely practical, possible, and FUN mentoring can be. If you would like to know more, please give us a call or send an email at

How old are mentors typically?

Our current mentors range in age from 21-80, with the average age being 49.

What do matches do together?

Last month, we had matches do everything from sewing and making slime to working out and participating in a Pinewood Derby.

Every year, matches celebrate the month in which they were matched with their mentor coach. Here is a glimpse into one of those meetings:

Last night I (Tim) sat down with Ryan and JoJo to celebrate their three year anniversary. We had a good visit. One thing that stood out to me was just how good of a relationship they have. JoJo was able to talk through many of the fun things they have done together; Bliss Climbing, kayaking, reading through Deuteronomy, and playing board games, to name a few. We also talked about the challenges that they have faced. Ryan, being in med school, has had times when he has had a rough life schedule, but they still managed to stay in good communication. A lot of this is due to mom’s support of the match. They have a difficult conversations, but going through those they have built trust and respect. 

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