What Mentees say about being mentoredThrough the eyes of Mentees
Phil was much more enjoyable than I had anticipated, and we started doing things together. As it turned out, we shared many interests. We took day-trips to the aquarium and amusement parks. Phil got on all the fun rides with me. We enjoyed the same types of movies … and … we both loved auto shows. We enjoyed simpler activities too, like playing chess, building model cars, and putting puzzles together. Not all the models were completed, nor were all the puzzles put together in their entirety, but we still enjoyed spending time together. The relationship continued to build over the years… To me, Phil was a perfect blend of a role model and a best friend.
enry was such a good listener. I was very withdrawn, angry at the world, and felt that I was the victim of divorce. But here was someone who voluntarily listened to me vent about what I didn’t like. I hated school, but Henry never lectured. He offered me advice and encouragement without being an authority figure. He was more of a friend, which is what I really needed then. Henry was instrumental in showing me I had a future… He had his own successful engineering business and I looked up to him.
All quotes are from: Little moments Big Magic – Inspirational stories of Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Magic They Create; Beth Barrett, Alan Annis, Denice Riffey (2004)
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