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BE THE ONE

Be the One, our life-changing mentoring program, is designed to help create a sense of belonging for our youth. We encourage mentors to share their knowledge, specialties, and caring hearts. Mentors are incredibly important for our youth that have aged out of foster care.

Mentors tell us every day how fulfilling it is to be alongside their resilient mentees. Building a Mentor/Mentee relationship takes a little time as the young adults we serve overcome their experiences with abandonment in childhood, and it’s worth the investment. Having a mentor makes a tremendous difference in the lives of these young adults.

 

Imagine having someone to turn to for the first time in your life? Imagine going through life without someone to celebrate successes and help brainstorm solutions when things get challenging. It’s easier than you may think to line up beside your RFL Mentee. Mentors are often surprised that it takes as little as an hour a week to have this kind of life-changing impact, but it’s true. We see it time and time again.

THE MENTOR / MENTEE RELATIONSHIP

"All my life I have wanted to fill this special role in a young person’s life. I am so grateful that I found Ready for Life and that Ready for Life matched with me such an incredible person."

MENTOR SPOTLIGHT:
KELLY & DWIGHT

"I look forward to spending time with him. He is funny and bright. He works hard and is planning on a future anyone of us would be proud to have. I am so lucky to be Dwight’s mentor. I hope we have a forever relationship."

MENTOR SPOTLIGHT: 
SAQUAN & MILLIE

"SaQuan became a member of our family. He met my kids and grandkids. He fit right in. He even began attending church with us as he began to search for his spirituality."

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