Recently, we asked Elizabeth, one of our early mentees, share her experience with her trusted mentor, and how having a mentor made a difference. Here is her story:
Hello, my name is Elizabeth. I came to Trusted Mentors at a time in my life when I was struggling with so many things. Trusted Mentors surrounded me with people who cared about my well-being. They helped me with housing, among other things. I was connected to three mentors during my time with Trusted Mentors, they were all nice women. But there was one in particular who showed me how to be me. The mentor who helped me to truly believe in myself again was Jennifer, she really inspired me, and was always there to talk. To this day, we are still in contact. Trusted Mentors allowed me to experience different things, which I might not have been interested in otherwise. More than they may know, Trusted Mentors was a lifesaver for me.
It took some time, but I got it together. Today I am married and happy. Trusted Mentors played a big role in getting me to where my life is today.
As board president of Trusted Mentors, I am so proud of the work we have done in the last 15 years. We have made a significant impact in the communities we serve, and none of it would be possible without our dedicated staff, mentors, board members, and volunteers. I also want to recognize all the local businesses, foundations, and individuals that have supported us financially. This has been a collective effort. Over the past 15 years, Trusted Mentors has seen a positive change in Indianapolis and communities all over the state. The greatest beneficiaries are the mentees who have made the decision to change their lives and have allowed Trusted Mentors to participate in their personal transformation.
Thank you all for the hard work, sacrifice, generosity, and tenacity it takes to truly make change a reality. Joe Nierman