Tag Archives | Volunteers
I have a dream

Join us January 21 for the “I Have a Dream…” photo booth for teens and children

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!” Dr. King had a powerful vision for our […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Start something with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Start Something Big with Big Brothers Big Sisters

This week I wanted to focus on something that is very important to me – children, specifically children in need of help. Before I begin on my main point, I wanted to give a bit of background information on myself. I tutor at a local group home for girls and – don’t forget – I […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }
Mentors Make a Difference

Mentoring Creates Memories for a Lifetime

As National Mentoring Month comes to an end, I am prompted to look at the accomplishments of the month. The Lead4Life, Inc. Mentoring Program is delighted to be a partnering nonprofit with Teens Have Choices. I want to thank Shalom and Janis for all their hard work promoting youth development in Washington County and allowing […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Why are mentors important?

I admire the youth of today. They have so many educational opportunities to excel them into a bright employment future. There is an academic shift to the sciences and math in the school system to prepare high school students for future job markets.  Some teens take full advantage of these opportunities. They can handle school, […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Marvelous Matches

Marvelous Mentor/Mentee Matches

For this week’s National Mentoring Month post, let’s take a closer look at two of our mentor/mentee matches. Antoine and Marco Marco is a quiet 13 year old. When I first met Marco, he barely spoke and only mumbled in response to my questions. Marco has excellent attendance in school, but his grades could use […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }
Will I make a good mentor?

How do I know if I would make a good mentor?

People enter into relationships everyday. Some are voluntary, like friendships, and some are involuntary, like in-laws. How do you know if you are ready to engage in any voluntary relationship? If you know yourself, all your quirks, your passions, your strengths and challenges then you’ll know if you would make a good mentor. I cannot […]

Read full story Comments { 4 }
Mentors Make a Difference

Mentoring Makes a Difference

I am honored to be a guest blogger for Teens Have Choices especially when writing about such an important cause. January is National Mentoring Month and the Lead4Life, Inc. Washington County Diversion Program Mentoring Initiative is proud to be a leading option for Washington County volunteers interested in mentoring. Throughout January, Lead4Life will be raising awareness […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }

VWC & SCIP. What’s That Mean?

I’ll tell you what it means!! It means civic leaders, interested community representatives and County Officials have done a fantastic job of discerning the needs of the Washington County community and developing a long range plan to address those needs. On Monday, November 14, the Strategic Community Impact Plan (SCIP) was presented to the public […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }