"I would like to thank you for your services. Most of all I am thankful for my mentor for helping me realize that I am someone and not a nobody."
This is what we recently received from "Larry", a man who moved into his first apartment at the age of 50. His mentor has changed his feeling that he's a No-body. The support of his mentor has helped Larry remain housed, live independently and give back to his community after being homeless in Indianapolis.
Larry went on to write that his mentor makes him feel "positive" about his life and his progress and most of all he helps him feel "happy and at-peace."
How important is a mentor? In a recent survey of adults who had a mentor from Trusted Mentors, 86% responded that having a mentor reduced loneliness and increased their confidence! Having a friend to talk to and having personal confidence are of vital importance to the success of at-risk individuals.
Mentoring works. Just ask Larry.