We are celebrating National Mentoring Month by sharing why we chose to become mentors! Here’s what Teacher/Mentor Oswaldo had to say:
“Being a mentor is something I’ve always wanted to do because I grew up in an area of Los Angeles where there were many children who really needed someone to look out for them.
A mentor is someone who guides a kid when they feel lost or stuck. When a student can’t face an obstacle by themselves, a mentor is there to support them. Mentors have a big impact on kids because the relationship is more personal. Mentoring is successful when there is trust, when a student is willing to really listen to you.
My hope for my students is that I help them realize how the choices they make today impact their future. I want them to start making good choices early so they don’t miss out on anything.”