Not that I need a reason, but today, the 14th anniversary of September 11, is especially a great day to reflect on the power of giving back.
I can’t help but think about the mark left by those who lost their lives. Whose life did they impact? What are they remembered for? What did they do that continue to live on now that they’re gone?
Those questions remind me so much of the value of mentoring. In my work with iCouldBe, we match caring professionals across the country with junior and high school students who are in need of mentors. In need of someone to connect with them personally, someone to cheer them on, and someone to guide them to see the relevance between life in school today and life in the real world tomorrow. Teens who need others to help them see and put a plan in place to reach their potential.
I was more than blessed to have had that growing up. Some kids never will. And that’s simply unacceptable.
That’s why I invite you (if you happen upon this post) to visit iCouldBe to learn about how your one hour a week can potentially change the course of a student’s life. And you can do it from the convenience of your home or office. All you need is an internet-enabled computer.
Take a peek at what other iCouldBe mentors are saying about what prompted them to join, their experience, and the impact they’re making.
Even if not with us, there are other organizations with which to volunteer.
Maybe your time with one of them will be your legacy.