Cody and her mentee have developed a strong relationship over the past 3 years. Cody helped her tackle the transition from junior high to high school with relative ease. Along with improving her grades, Cody has encouraged prioritizing and organization. Although it can still be a struggle, her mentee understands the importance of keeping up her grades so that she can go to college and become involved with law enforcement.
Cody has expanded her mentee's creative side by engaging her in activities that she may not have discovered on her own. Together they have done pottery, scrapbooking, and mosaic, just to name a few. Her mentee has said that she has loved doing activities with Cody, especially the ones she's never tried before. She appreciates how positive Cody is and how much fun it is to be with her.
Her mentee was a shy girl who often had opinions that were different than her friends'. Cody has helped her find her voice so that she is able to keep her friends close even when she doesn't agree with what they say. Her mentee has found an avenue to become a part of something larger than herself, a way to give back to her community and voice her opinion. She is now a part of the Youth Coalition, overseen by the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Even though the group has only been together for a couple of months, Cody's mentee has made great strides. She has chosen to be a leader and has already co-presented the findings from the 2009 Community Indicator Report to the School Board.
Cody has noticed her mentee's improved relationships with adults, utilization of community resources, and participation in activities outside of school. We are so proud of you, Cody, and all that you have done to encourage your mentee along the right track towards a bright future! Thank you!