Carmen Jones and her mentee Ciera
Carmen Jones is a mentor with Girls Inc. and she practically lights up with joy when she describes her involvement as a volunteer. She enjoyed spending time with the young ladies participating in Girls Inc. programs and mentoring seemed like it would be a great experience.
“We enjoy sports outings,” Carmen explained. “We have attended Grizzlies and Redbirds games together and we usually end up laughing and playing more than we watch the game.”
Carmen is very enthusiastic about her experiences as a mentor and she encourages other adults to become involved in mentoring. “Investing in a youth is probably one of the best things you could do for that youth, the community, and yourself,” she noted. “The time I have spent with my mentee has probably had more of an impact on me than on her. She is always smiling, excited about the tiniest things, and so full of life and when I see her smile I am reminded that there is so much to be joyful about.”