What It Means to Be a Mentor

 

Last month we shared what some of our scholars had to say about how being a part of The Brandon Foundation has affected them. This month, we bring you a few words from 4 of our mentors about what it means to them to be involved with The Brandon Foundation.

Miss Caty, Founder and Executive Director

Mentee: Isaiah

How/why did you become a mentor with TBF?

I became a mentor because I wanted to help kids realize their potential and achieve their goals.

What makes TBF a special organization?

Every single student! I love my time with Isaiah and how he listens when I give him advice. I REALLY love to serve on Saturdays, too. Watching them become leaders has been an incredible part of this journey.

What is your favorite thing about being involved with TBF or your favorite activity?

Getting to know each student’s dream and helping them get to figure out how to make it happen.

DeAundre: 1st play

Dejiah: Visit Indiana tech

Darrell and Khi: play soccer

Miss Tara, Board of Directors Treasurer

Mentee: De’Aundre

How/why did you become a mentor with TBF?

Miss Caty told me about her goals and dreams for the foundation in the beginning stages and asked if I would be interested in being a mentor.

What makes TBF a special organization?

The mentors and students build strong relationships. TBF finds each student’s strengths and interests and nurtures individuality and leadership.

What is your favorite thing about being involved with TBF or your favorite activity?

My favorite thing is seeing the kids each week, and I love listening to what students write during journaling.

Mr. Abdul

Mentee: Dejiah

How/why did you become a mentor with TBF?

I wanted to give back to the community. Miss Caty came to my college and talked about TBF, and I’ve wanted to help with the progress ever since.

What makes TBF a special organization?

I feel that the students make this place special. Their different personalities make this place unique.

What is your favorite thing about being involved with TBF or your favorite activity?

I like being able to meet up with my student on a weekly basis. This place helps me feel that I am needed and loved.

Miss Kelly

Mentee: Shawnn Michael

How/why did you become a mentor with TBF?

I became a mentor because I knew some other mentors, and they loved it. So, I decided to see what it was about. I immediately loved it, and it means the world to me to help the kids. I recently got a tattoo of The Brandon Foundation’s logo as a lifetime reminder of how the organization has impacted my life.

What makes TBF a special organization?

TBF is special because not only do we help the children with their homework, but we also try to teach them about being upstanding Christians and that even though they are young, they can give back to the community and make a difference in the world.

What is your favorite thing about being involved with TBF or your favorite activity?

My favorite thing about being involved with the foundation is helping the kids.

Thank you for reading!

Abby Bormann & The Brandon Foundation

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