I saw this quote recently and it's showed up again, "be the person you needed when you were younger". I have recently been asked to be a mentor through what looks to be an amazing organization called Denver Urban Scholars. They match adults up with kids middle school and up to be a mentor for them. I am really excited for the matching process that begins in mid July and to hopefully be the person that I was so fortunate to have growing up. Along with having two amazing and supportive parents, I had a life-changing mentor in high school named Noel Cunningham. His influence is what gave me the confidence to go to college and fulfill my dream of becoming a middle school teacher, it is what has sent me across the world, and his love is what I hope to pass on to the young people I meet. I know the organization still has 90 kids on their waitlist and are still looking for more mentors... if you are interested feel free to message me and I'll send you their info.