Eighth grade service project: Your time is valuable, but a child’s future is priceless
February 18, 2009
Imagine a young boy whose parents are frustrated. They don’t have enough money to put food on the table, much less be able to afford new clothes for the child for school. The poor boy gets teased for having old and torn clothes. He hates his school. When he gets home, his parents are tired and ornery. They yell at him, punish him, ignore him for things he didn’t do. He hates his home as well.
His parents realize that what they are doing is wrong. They feel bad and want to make it better for their poor son. They sign him up to the local mentoring program. He doesn’t want to go at first, but when he meets his mentor, he changes his mind. His mentor is someone he can really relate to. He can talk to him about his issues and the mentor can give good advice on how to have him cope with them. He grows up to be like his mentor and lives a strong and purposeful life.
If you want to help a child in need like the little boy in this story, you might want to consider being a mentor. Being a mentor can change a child’s life for the better. Mentoring has been statistically proven to reduce drug and alcohol abuse and also reduce teen pregnancy. And for you high school students, it’s a great way to earn your community service hours. Become a mentor and help a child today. We know your time is precious, but a child’s future is priceless.
Kylie and Cindy
8th graders, EGMS