Continuing to dream big

March Super MentorLaura Johnson truly earned the title of Super Mentor by being there for her mentee even after their year ended.  Laura helped QueAyla learn to set and achieve her goals during their year in the Rochester mentoring program. Their hard work paid off, especially in volleyball.  QueAyla set the goal of joining a volleyball team and playing at a high level.  It took some time for her to recognize the amount of hard work and practice it would take to achieve her goal.  Laura was with QueAyla every step of the way.  They spent time at the YMCA working on bumping and consistently talked about the goal even while doing other activities.  QueAyla wanted to bump the ball 33 times without it touching the ground.  Her persistence helped her surpass her own goal – she made it to 42 bumps!  Laura knew that QueAyla had developed a love and passion for the game so she looked into finding a way for her to attend a summer volleyball camp.  This dream is about to come true.  Laura helped QueAyla apply for the Ann Bancroft Foundation’s “Let Me Play” Grant and they recently found out they got it!  QueAyla will be attending a week-long volleyball camp this summer. We’re sure these ladies will be setting bigger goals for years to come.
Congratulations to Laura, our Super Mentor for March! Do you have what it takes to become a Super Mentor? We think so. Apply online today or visit us in Rochester at our Mentor Recruitment Happy Hour at the Tap House on March 18. To find out more about that event, visit our event page on Facebook.

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