Tag: Mentor

Empowering Youth through Community

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by Robyn Brinkerhoff, FCNI Mentor Program Coordinator
January, 22, 2020 -

“We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.” 

Why am I so passionate about mentoring? 

A Life-Changing Relationship: A Mentor’s Perspective

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by David Issacs, FCNI Mentor
January, 15, 2020 -

By mentoring, you are willing to give your time, be a consistent person who can offer advice and support, share your life experiences and help mentees navigate challenges. Although the purpose of mentoring is to make a positive, long-lasting impression on mentees, often times these effects are experienced by many mentors themselves.

The Hard Work of Showing Up: A Mentor’s Reflection

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By Sarah Davenport, FCNI Director
January, 8, 2020 -

Being a mentor to anyone is not easy but being a mentor to a child or youth who’ve experienced trauma and/or instability, can be especially difficult. Fulfilling this important role for a child or youth who is healing from various hurts such as neglect, abuse or unmet mental health needs takes a lot of patience, commitment, empathy, good humor, compassion, creativity and, last but not least, time. Is it any wonder that we as a nation dedicate an entire month to celebrate the role of mentoring and those who choose to mentor?

Just Be Willing: A Volunteer’s Perspective

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Edited by Sarah Davenport, FCNI Staff

Volunteers are an essential element of FCNI. So much so, that we have an entire department dedicated to working with the 500+ volunteers who work with us each year--some as mentors or tutors, and others who work on our fundraising events or help with administrative tasks. Our volunteers dedicate over 3,000 hours every year to our mission--that’s a lot of time, energy and compassion in motion!

The Virtues of Volunteering

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Jim Roberts, CEO and Founder
January, 30, 2018 -

Volunteerism should be a big deal in our country. It is universally valued--nobody in their right mind would say disparaging words about volunteers or volunteering. Not everyone can be a philanthropic giver, but most everyone can be a volunteer. You don’t have to have wealth or material resource; you just need to have time, heart and a sense of adventure. Volunteering is not age constrained and can be enjoyed by both the young and old. Volunteering is not only good for society--organizations like the Family Care Network depend on it--but it’s good for you, the Volunteer.

Building Upon the Little Things

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Pam Keller, FCNI Mentor
January, 23, 2017 -

I have always loved working with children and I hope that I have some positive impact in their lives. I knew that I had a great volunteer opportunity when I read the Family Care Network’s (FCNI) mentorship request online. It had my name written all over it!

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