It has only been four months since I visited Sophia at her school and over the summer we had just a few emails and so nothing prepared me for how much she has changed. Sophia has become a young lady and has an incredible positive attitude and a beaming smile to match. She has been awarded a “Take Stock in Children” scholarship and in order to use it for college, she needs to maintain her grades and also become involved in volunteering and joining clubs.
Sophia and I (as her Mentor), have worked together for the past two years and I have witnessed first hand the awesome growth from a junior high student to a sophomore. She has overcome many obstacles and has also learned along the way, how to make the right decisions and choices for her. This effort has only added to my admiration and pride of Sophia.
My plan is to be around for her high school graduation, just a mere three years away. I know this will be a “shining moment for both of us and I also feel that this volunteer challenge is extremely rewarding to me. ”
You see I am a parent of three grown sons and so the opportunity to work with Sophia has given me the awesome flavor of having a daughter. Just how lucky can one get?
It gets me thinking about the very many ways we can help our youth and perhaps someone out there reading my blog will be inspired to check in their area and perhaps volunteer an hour or two.
Current Mood: Happy