Who: Lantz Bell
Role: Bright Start Mentor
Mentor Since: April 2016
Bright Start is our groundbreaking education program that pairs elementary-age children requiring additional assistance in reading, math, and science with volunteer mentors who meet with students every week for a two-hour session. Trained by Project Hope Alliance and Every Monday Matters, Bright Start mentors function as mentors, coaches, and motivators. Read more about this innovative education program here.
1) WHAT IS YOUR WHY?
I love children, and it breaks my heart when kids live in such despair.
2) WHAT COMPONENT OF BRIGHT START DO YOU MOST ENJOY WITH YOUR MENTEE?
Being part of an organization that gives so much to children who need so much help to break the cycle of dysfunction.
3) FAVORITE MENTORING MOMENT TO DATE?
Bringing Thanksgiving dinner to the family.
4) IN WHAT WAYS HAS MENTORING IMPACTED YOUR LIFE?
It reminds me of the less fortunate and shows my family that their father gives more than money. The time and effort speaks volumes to them.
5) WHO ARE YOU WHEN YOU'RE NOT CHANGING THE LIVES OF OUR YOUNG LEARNERS?
Husband, father, uncle, son, friend, and a much stronger Christian than ever.