Category Archives: Stories from Mentors…

These blog entries are stories sent to us by mentors themselves, about their experiences mentoring.

Prayer: The Real Work in Mentoring

“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.†Psalm 127:1 This passage has been the most foundational in my life regarding how I approach serving and ministering … Continue reading

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Cantrell- CoH High School Graduate

Last month Cantrell graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Ben, his mentor of the past four years, has been with him every step of the way. We are excited to see what the … Continue reading

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Taylor- CoH High School Graduate

On June 2nd Taylor graduated from Lincoln High School with honors and celebrated with her mentor Nichole, family, friends, and the Champions of Hope staff. Taylor and her mentor Nichole have been learning from each other for over 4 years. … Continue reading

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How to Avoid “Summer Slide”

Summer is refreshing time for students and a sweet time of giving little minds a rest after working hard all school year.  Who didn’t love mentally checking out for three months, playing video games, and going on family vacation as … Continue reading

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STAAR Test

Standardized testing: two words that can strike fear into the heart of any child. However, with the new test they’re rolling out this year, the STAAR test, there is great fear not only among the children, but also among the … Continue reading

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Mentors, cousins, and the Dallas Cowboys!

Originally posted October 12, 2010… The Cowboy’s loss could not dampen the spirit of our mentors and their kids. This past Sunday Cade and Bret grabbed their mentee’s Kelvin and Roderick, 6th graders at Pearl C. Anderson, and headed to … Continue reading

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Mentor and mentee off to Aggieland!

Originally published September 29, 2010: A few Saturdays ago I took Keith, my mentee, to the A&M v La. Tech game with my family.  Keith was really excited to go.   Before the game started there was a big fly … Continue reading

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A student’s reflection on MLK Day…

Here is a great reflection on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by one of the students that we mentor.  Her words, spoken to her mentor, show that she really understands the impact that Dr. King made on our lives, even … Continue reading

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“Aren’t you going to pray?…”

Originally posted June 2010… We went and saw a movie on a Wednesday night.  It was after dark getting him back so I was in a hurry to get him home.  It is a little unsettling for me to hang … Continue reading

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“Why does he keep saying I’m not a superstar?”…

Originally posted June 7, 2010- Mentor Jack Drake writes about hanging out with K.  They met a few months ago and the relationship is going great.  K will be in 6th grade next year in South Dallas.  Jack plans to … Continue reading

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