Wednesday, November 01, 2006

A New School Year, A New Mentee

I am so excited! I went to Reagan High School this morning to meet my mentee and I was matched with a great girl again. The best part is that she's a Junior, which means that I'll be able to mentor her for a couple of years if all goes well.

I have really had a great experience mentoring through Project Grad and I would recommend it to any of you looking for a way to reach out to the community and to kids specifically. ( The Chronicle is a big supporter and offers complimentary subscriptions to all the families with a Project Grad student in the house.

From the little I was able to learn today, this young lady is very active in school and is a great student. She's active in volleyball, basketball and soccer and she carries a challenging work load taking Pre-Cal! I'm always impressed by anyone who is really good at math, especially young girls. I think that is so awesome!

I still keep in touch with my mentee from last year too. She's a sweetheart! We're talking about getting together once a week so I can help her with her English. She’s a freshman at UH Downtown.

Bueno chicos & chicas, lunch break is almost over. I have to hit the grindstone again.


Anonymous said...

That's really nice of you. Young women today need good role models - especially the young Latinas! Make sure you plant a little seed of truth, too. That would be an added bonus for her! Keep up the good work!

Jennifer said...

I happened upon your blog site a few months ago and it caught my eye. The name "ShoeGirl Corner" intrigued me, and Houston has a special place in my heart. My sister whom I'm missing very much lives in Houston; it's been too long since I've visited. Every few months I read some of your blogging. Hope you don't mind an "outsider" intruding on your life. Your poetry stuck a chord in me - I have a little boy, just two, and girls 5 & 7 who love Starbucks too! Thanks for inspiring me with your writing and your love for life!
Jennifer in Nebraska