Gov. Rick Snyder declared January as Michigan Mentoring Month. Michigan’s mentors work alongside youth, helping them to reach their full potential and realize their personal worth.
In a Spotlight article last January, I mentioned that 4-H Tech Wizards would be implemented in Ottawa and Wayne counties. Tech Wizards is a small-group mentoring program that matches professionals who work in the science, engineering and technology fields with youth.
A year later, a young mentee in the program shared her positive experiences in a speech during Mentoring Day, Jan. 20, at the Capitol in Lansing. 15-year-old Katie Wolters struggled to succeed in her former school. 4-H Tech Wizards helped her gain confidence in relationships while learning science, engineering and technology through hands-on activities.
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