The effects of living in generational poverty far exceed the obvious lack of food, clothing, and adequate housing. Perhaps the most devastating effect is children growing up believing their current circumstances and futures are determined by factors beyond their control. KidPOWER teaches children their futures are determined by the choices they make, not fate.
KidPOWER provides programming to help students make positive life choices and overcome the toxic stress of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Programs included in the KidPOWER curriculum are mentoring, tutoring, and lessons in emotional literacy. By offering our program, we hope to see destructive cycles being disrupted and victims transformed into victors!
When your mentee tells you, "I am so glad you are my mentor," it changes you. You begin to realize the impact you are making on their lives.
Becoming a mentor, I thought I would be doing all the "giving", but I have received so much more than I could have ever imagined. Mentoring has given me so much joy!
KidPOWER Mentoring is worth the effort. It is worth taking the time out of your schedule to support and learn from students. It's life changing for the mentee and mentor.