The following post was submitted by Kimberly Grayson, Graduate Assistant for The JSU Center for University Based Development
As children, we all knew people through which our lives were greatly impacted. It may have been our parents, our third grade teacher, the fireman down the street or even our high school coach, children need mentors to look up to. As a mentor, one of my most rewarding moments was when one of my mentees came to me about a very serious problem and I listened intently to her problem and gave positive feedback– all without judgment. Two weeks later, in one of our mentoring sessions she thanked me so many times, she let me know how much my advice helped her and she even admitted that she didn’t know what would have happened if she did not have me to turn to.
John M. Perkins Foundation For Reconciliation & Development (JMPF) is currently seeking mentors for their TALKS (transferring a little knowledge systematical) mentoring program at Pecan Park Elementary School. The TALKS mentoring program was founded by Dr. Harold Davis in1995. The mentoring programs ask that you commit one hour a week a boy of girl to help shape their lives. The JMPF will be hosting a met your mentor dinner on Tuesday 9/13/2011 at 6:00p.m. at Pecan Park Elementary. For more information contact The Perkins Center at 601-601-354-1563.