Mentors Wrap Up the School Year

Mentored Children Jump for JoyDear Seedling Mentors,
As we mark the end of another successful school year, we want to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt gratitude one more time. Nationally, public figures like Oprah Winfrey and Colin Powell have brought important attention to the powerful role of mentors for our youth.

At our Annual Mentor Appreciation Luncheon on May 16, our keynote speaker Miss America Laura Kaeppeler added her voice, speaking of her own experience as a teenager when a mentor helped her make sense of an upended world.

Did you know that there are also eloquent spokespersons among our own Seedling mentees? Please enjoy these excerpts from the essays submitted by our recent 8th
grade scholarship applications:

  • If you had a person like her, you would understand how thankful you are to have a person other than a family member that actually cares.
  • He has kept me thinking on good things even if bad things were happening to me in school or at home.
  • She always told me to keep on going and to never listen to anyone who said that I wouldn’t do it because she knew I could because I was smart and I had what was necessary. 
  • You have your mentor you can talk to and just let your feelings explode like a book, story after story.
You can help us reach more children… All of us at Seedling appreciate those of you who answered our “call to action” and became new or continuing donors to our foundation. We cannot emphasize how dramatically every small gift helps us serve children. With your help, as we were able to do last year, we can expand our team of professionals and serve those 99 children who are waiting eagerly to be matched with a mentor this coming school year.
Our hope is that those of you who are able, will choose Seedling as your charity of choice by simply clicking on the “Donate Now” button on this blog.

Thank you for giving of yourself this year. As these students have let us know, mentors make a difference!

~Sari Waxler, Executive Director and the Seedling Mentor Program Staff

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