Message from Rob Jones
When I first considered joining the group, I knew I was going to have an opportunity to positively impact the mentee I was paired with because of the things I’ve learned in life along the way. What I couldn’t predict was the positive impact I would have on the families overall. Through mentoring I have been able to bridge the communication gaps that often exist between a mother and a teenage son. Being able to share a perspective that resonated with both the mentees and their parents lended itself towards healing what was a fractured family.
Without putting in a lot of thought into it, my response would be ” It means I did thing the right way and someone noticed.” On the surface, but if I had to go deeper, I would say “I was truly honored and humbled.” When I think about the fact that I grew up like a lot of the young men in our program, longing to have a relationship with my father. Now to be recognized as someone who lives the value of this organization to the extent that I received this prestigious award really lets me know that God has brought me full circle.