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AFL Mentor Spotlight: Dr. Nichelle Stone, DCPS

November 9, 2016

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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?
    • Eight years.
  • 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.

For information on how you can become an Achievers For Life mentor, visit: unitedwaynefl.org/achievers-for-life