Mentor: Dr. Nichelle Stone, Duval County Public Schools
What do you enjoy the most about mentoring?
What I enjoy most about mentoring is, knowing that someone is excited to see her each week. It always excites me to know that I can be a help to someone else, because I did not have the same growing up.
How long have you been mentoring?
What are some of things you and your mentee do during your session?
We spent time talking about important topics, laughing and completing cognitive puzzles.
What inspired you to become a mentor?
I have always enjoyed helping children become who they are destined to be.
What are some goals that you and your mentee set?
We will work together to ensure my mentee improves in reading and civics class.
What is your favorite memory with your mentee so far?
Whenever she is being silly, super excited and her usual self.
Is there anything you would like to share with others about your mentoring experience?
During the summer, I truly miss being connected with my mentee. If you feel you are missing something, give mentoring a try.
Mentee: Lonah Davis, 7th grade
What do you like most about your mentor?
My mentor is funny, goofy and a huge help. Most importantly, I am able to share with her anything that may be concerning me.
What is the best advice you have received from your mentor?
To remain focused and not allow boys to distract me.
What is your favorite memory with your mentor so far?
Interviewing for the AFL mentor spotlight with my mentor.
What are some accomplishments that you have accomplished with your mentor?
Completing cognitive puzzles to improve and strengthen my memory.