The Great Expectations program at Patrick Henry Community College recently held a mentor training and orientation session to kick off the 2nd year of the mentoring program. The training was led by Susan Taylor from Radford University, who did a phenomenal job explaining the barriers foster youth battle and the challenges they face while pursuing their educational goals. In addition, participants received a snapshot of foster care in our state and learned the importance of the mentor relationship.
A total of 22 potential mentors attended, including PHCC faculty and staff, as well as members of the Martinsville/Henry County community. All trainees became certified mentors in the Great Expectations Mentoring Program, making them eligible to serve as mentors for foster youth.
The most important thing you can give a person is your time and we thank you for joining our team as we strive to provide consistent and positive encouragement in the lives of our foster youth.
Margaret Mead said it best when she said,
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
–– Posted by Christy Yaple, PHCC Middle College Director