Friday, March 28, 2008

C.A.D.Y. Mentor Program

Mentoring is one of the most significant ways that you can make an impact on the life of a young person! I've decided to do just that. I recently just signed up for the C.A.D.Y. (Caring Adults Developing Youth) program...with some persuading from a friend. Although I was worried about being thrown into the world of teens again, it has turned out to be such a great thing! I look forward to the times when I can "forget" about my own responsibilities and help someone else in need. Every week it's encouraged to spend at least 2 hours with your youth doing fun activities while being a good listener. This week we grabbed dessert at one of my favorite restaurants, T Paul's Urban, and just talked about life. It's amazing how insightful and mature a 14 year old girl can be! Next week we meet up with other mentors/youths and build bird houses with the elderly at Clatsop Care. I've always wanted to get into volunteering and didn't know where to begin. If anyone feels like this would be a great fit for them don't hesitate to get a hold of me!

Katrina Dawson


Anonymous said...

That's just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Katrina: I appreciate the kindness you demonstrate. It is incredible how sometimes a few thoughtful words or being a good listener can make a difference in someone's life.

respectfully, Lee

tapirgal said...

What a nice and thoughtful post! It was interesting to read about your experience, and it shows others what a person can do to be involved with the community. I really enjoyed it!