I take this opportunity to thank my family and friends for supporting me in this endeavour of mine. Starting the Karen Maryann Scholarship was a dream; the dream came to fruition and the first year of recepients have advanced to the next grade. The journey does not end here, rather it is the beginning.
In November 2007, I was accepted to be a mentor at the Toronto Public Library's- Leading to Reading Program. I now mentor a 7 year old boy once a week for an hour. This experience is unbelievable. I learn more every day.
I wish you the very best in 2008 and invite each and every one of you to take the time to reach out to a child in need. You could give of your time, resources or a positive word.
I am a mentor for a 7 year old child. In reality, he is my mentor.