Why We Do What We Do
So many great successes and ideas are shared in quarterly reports. Here are just a couple to remind us why we do what we do. More stories on our website.
A young lady has not been attending school for many weeks and her lunch buddy/mentor who meets with her once weekly at lunch time, contacted her at home and re-engaged her to come to school! This week was literally the first time in weeks this student has been to school and it is all because of her mentor
A boy that has been waiting for almost two years became matched with an awesome mentor. His life story was a bit frightening to many mentor applicants. Seeing this boy with his new mentor together at a recent event was very heartwarming. The youth made a new friend his age at the event and seemed gleeful to be in a positive group of youth and adults.
A young male mentee had been aggressively acting out and making poor choices, but after a period of time the school, family, and Job Foundation staff person sat down together to discuss his progress. The behavioral specialist said “Frankly, he is the biggest turn-around case I’ve ever seen,” Mom listed three factors she believes contributed to the change in her son’s behavior. She listed The Job Foundation first. We are encouraged to see first hand that quality relationships, lessons, and mentoring really can make a difference in a child's life.