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MENTOR ME PETALUMA
May 12, 2009

This mentoring program began at the elementary school where my kids went to school, and one of the teachers asked me to come back one hour a week to mentor a 2nd grade boy. They have a mentor center set up with games, toys, books, sports equipment, art supplies, a cooking area and a place to just hang out and talk. We do puzzles, play with building blocks and cook. We sometimes talk but not always. We also play chess and cards. The mentor center coordinator is there is help when I need her. My mentee's teacher is always available to talk, too.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My mentee's increased confidence over the years as well as attending school more regularly. Even though he tends to be absent a lot he has never been absent on mentoring day.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to get more mentors to volunteer. There are so many kids on the waiting list.

More feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being friends with a young person.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Great! Dedicated and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Open mentor centers in all schools in town, plus a downtown community mentor center. Every young person could have a mentor!

Ways to make it better...

We didn't have to share the mentor center with other activities on campus, like music and science classes.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Finding enough volunteer mentors and having enough funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

One-to-one relationships are very powerful. They are simple yet profound.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & mentored a young person.