4-H Tech Wizards mentee shares her positive experience in Mentoring Day speech

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 Michigan State University Extension, 4-H Youth Mentoring matches caring individuals with young people to provide support, friendship, reinforcement and constructive examples.

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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