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NON-PROFIT HAPPENINGS - December 2007

Grand Area Mentoring

You are ready. Change Your Life.

The world is conspiring to enrich your life. This paper found its way to your hands. Your eyes found their way to this piece. Discover the fulfillment of making a contribution:

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not plan to sit.”
–Nelson Henderson

One Hour of Fun

Sixty-two Moab volunteers honor Henderson’s philosophy by mentoring students in Kindergarten through Tenth Grade for one hour each week. Mentors and students meet one-on-one to play board games, complete research on the computer, whirl the tetherball, toss the frisbee, and create imaginative arts or crafts. The hour speeds by with adult and child engaged in activities that are important and fun to both.

The Power of Résumé Building

“Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.”

Before being matched with a student, mentors complete an application and are fully trained. GrandAM volunteers learn about Moab schools, education, children, leadership, and problem solving. With the challenges and rewards that come with trying something new, mentors develop important skills. Volunteers say mentoring is as much about learning as it is about guiding.

Exponential Impact
“It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” –Charles Dudley Warner

Each GrandAM volunteer meets new people, has fun, learns valuable skills, and makes a young friend – all while changing our world for the better. Every drop of invested care will ripple out to touch not only a child’s life, but also the health of this community for generations.

You’ve had mentors. Pass it on.

Doing good can’t get any easier or more meaningful than helping a child gain confidence, build important skills, and feel special. A child is waiting for you. What are you waiting for?

(Call Daniel McNeil at 260-9646 to request an application.)

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