Alberta Mentoring Partnership would like to thank all the amazing mentors across the province that give their time to make a difference in the lives of children and youth. The following profile offers an example of those mentors. If you have a recommendation of a mentor to be profiled, please contact us
Hobbies & Interests
Hockey, Olympic weight-lifting, mountain biking, German Shepherds, reading, and carpentry.
My Role As A Mentor
I was a mentor for 2 years. My mentee was 10 when we started spending time together. Most of the time we would try and stay active playing street hockey/floor hockey, rock climbing, and playing soccer, but we also played video games, worked on reading/ writing, played chess, baked protein bars and talked about school.
What Motivated Me To Get Involved
I stay involved in the community as much as possible. We have opportunities to help out charities through work but I was looking for something more direct. As a mentor, you get to see firsthand, every week, the difference you are making in someone’s life.
What I Enjoy Most About Being A Mentor
Spending time with my mentee! He’s awesome and I always looked forward to hanging out with him. His confidence grew exponentially. He went from having a tough time looking a person in the eye to doing a presentation on dyslexia to his class. He invited me to attend and it was incredible. I’m so proud of him.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~ Nelson Mandela