My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for SOLE Effects, Poway, CA, USA
I am a retired teacher and administrator, and last year I had the opportunity to serve as a mentor to the college age "guides" who work with the high school students. I was so impressed with the topics and the level of deep sharing that flowed within the groups. Once the students saw that the guides were genuine and authentic, that the conversations were relevant, and that process was trustworthy, students opened up. In their mentors and from their peers, they found validation, reinforcement and guidance to help them navigate the rigorous journey toward developing their true identities as healthy young adults. My mentees were eager for feedback and suggestions to help them better serve the students and make their group meetings more effective. In this setting, personal development is THE curriculum, not a byproduct.