Sunday, September 26, 2010

School Mentoring Program

I have been asked to present the REACT program details at our next Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors meeting. Interestingly, I hadn't really thought about why I volunteer as a mentor to high school students. I just do it. But now I know!

I want to make a difference in this world. Even if it is a teeny tiny difference for the better! Upon graduation, my first student (mentee) made a diorama for me. It was a starfish with a popular short story enclosed, The Starfish Story by Loren Eiseley. I will paraphrase, if you do not remember it. A person was walking on the beach throwing starfish into the water. When another individual came upon him, he asked, "Why are you doing that when there are so many starfish washed up on shore?" His reply, as he bent down to throw another starfish into the ocean, "It made a difference for that one."

You remember someone in high school who made a difference for you. Now you can be that someone!

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