Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Fathers Day

Father’s Day is quickly approaching. Did you know that 70% of juveniles in state operated institutions come from fatherless homes?
Being a father is a significant bond, created out of love and instruction that a dad gives to his children. The role of a father comes with many challenges and sometimes a father could use a support network to assist with those challenges. Having a relationship with a mentor is certainly a unique way an individual could receive that needed support.
Trusted Mentor’s provides an opportunity for fathers who are re-entering the lives of their families after incarceration to have a mentor within our community. Working with other community organizations we receive referrals on individuals who would like positive mentoring relationships to help them achieve their goals for stabilizing their lives. It’s been our experience that if we can stabilize the life of the parent, the children involved have a direct benefit.
Being in a mentoring relationship is an opportunity to provide tools that help another person realize the potential they have in themselves. By definition, a mentor can be best described as a “wise and trusted friend”. Did you know that 70% of all corporate executives in our country have had mentors at some point in their lives?
While we work with both male and female referral’s, this Father’s Day we are reaching out to the community for more male mentors who desire to make a difference in the lives of other fathers in their community. Currently, we have 5 fathers referred by partnering organizations who are waiting for mentors. You can visit our website at for information on how to become a mentor.

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