This post isn’t particularly writing-related, but oh well. Sometimes we veer off the path, right? :)
On Thursday I have orientation for a volunteer program, and I’m so excited about it! It’s a great program working with middle and high school students to kind of guide them toward college. The kids sign up voluntarily and must be first generation college hopefuls. How great does that sound?! I will essentially be a mentor to one of the students.
My current volunteer mentor program is still going on (and is wonderful!) but technically it ends in a couple of months. I will obviously still keep in touch with that “mentee” though! She’s a wonderful girl, and I always want to be some part of her life.
That’s what I love about mentoring. Connecting with someone and making a positive impact in their life. I think that’s one of the most important things in life; to spread inspiration, positivity, and love to as many people as you can!
Also (okay I guess sort of writing related now!) I love having these experiences with different programs because it’s a goal/dream of mine to start my own. Maybe not an entire organization… but some sort of writing program for kids. To cultivate creativity within them and I guess, inspire them. To let them know that they don’t have to be some epic romantic poetry writer to benefit from writing. It’s therapeutic!
That’s all for now, kids!