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Review for Precious Me Inc, Lawrenceville, GA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

Being a mentor with Precious Me, Inc., has been extremely inspiring to see how so much effort, thought, prayer, and professionalism is put into the unceasing goal of encouraging and lifting up girls, young ladies, and those that mentor them. I have mentored for over 30 years now, in groups such as well as on my own; personally, professionally, via family inclusive of my own children. I have learned so much about the journey of our young people thru PMI.

When I was a child, picking an older friend in the neighborhood was some of the earliest ways that I was 'exposed' to mentoring; 'Play Mama' or other such names, as well as family elders. They shared all the wisdom they had, and that along with various other more 'mentor directed' formats helped to encourage and shape me. However, it's been a different ballgame for many years now. We're in a world that gets influences to our children from the world, not just the neighborhood. And if you are getting bullied, it's not just the kid around the block that you can possibly avoid by walking a different way, it's non-stop social media or people in your environment that are influenced by that media to bully you. Sometimes the inability to get to that ear that can hear without judgment or punishment is only that mentor...

The goal is to use what we're getting trained in, as well as the character that has carefully been examined to be that extension of encouragement to them. Yes, it takes time and patience usually, but in a world of young people that generally don't have strong or positive communication skills for interacting with others, it's just part of the journey. If we're only able to help them get thru 1 thing in life a little easier and with a little less pain, we count it a blessing.

PMI, helps to give me more tools and structure to do what my heart already wants to do... be part of a positive village... be a mentor. If we're/you're not a part of the answer, or we/you a part of the problem?

Lu's, Z

Role:  Volunteer