From: marcia s., Grand Rapids, MI
The biggest impact can come only when we work one on one with those who have lost, or not had role models for their lives. Mentoring programs bring in support, accountability, and a safe place to bounce ideas around. Both mentors and mentees then have a face to they can associate with a perspective different from their own -- so they can better understand people they don't know. It's easy to lump people into a category. But once we can see a face when we think of that category, it changes everything.