Examples and Quotes
The examples and quotations below can show you the role that a positive role model can play in the upbringing and success of young people. Perhaps it can be the inspiration for you to get involved in someone's life!
Yogi Berra mentored a young man on his academic future, and helped him get into Brown University, as cited in the Wall Street Journal
"I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down."
-- Abraham Lincoln
"How can I fight evil?' You can do so by mentoring a child."
-- George W. Bush
"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men."
"Of all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are reminded today that family is the most important. And we are called to recognize and honor how critical every father is to that foundation. They are teachers and coaches. They are mentors and role models."
-- Barack Obama
Often the most moving acts come from mentoring a person with a similar trajectory in life that you once had. There are many cases of a self-made man or woman finding a young person that also had a similar situation-- perhaps family or home issues, struggles with poverty, or trouble academically to assist making them into the person they need to be. They are able to do this using their own experience and dedication to ensure that they avoid many of the same mistakes and pitfalls that they once faced.
Find out more about how you can help the youth of your area and make a positive difference when it is needed most. Read about how you can become a mentor or a supporter of the Delaware Mentoring Committee-- one of the foremost mentoring organizations in the country today. There are many ways to make a difference, and you can be part of it.
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