As February drew to a close, another fantastic group of Bolder Options mentors and mentee’s celebrated spending a whole year together as they attended graduation. Keynote speaker, Richmond Tweh, creator of Dream BIG seminars, shared how the support and kindness of the mentors he had growing up taught him three very important lessons that he wanted to share with the graduating youth – you are all special, you have unique gifts to share, and you can use them to give back to the people who have helped you.
Daveyana’s mentor Susan knew her graduate had taken Richmond’s words to heart when she asked “how old do you have to be to be a mentor?” “That meant the world to me,” said Susan. The pair had spent their year trying anything and everything. Daveyana was always up to the challenge, even when their biking adventures ended up with them a little lost. Although their formal year together has come to a close, the pair has no intentions of slowing down. “The world is her oyster,” says Susan, and the rest of us here at Bolder Options can’t wait to see what all of our graduating youth will achieve next.
As for Bolder Options, March marks the beginning of something new, too. March Millions, that is! The Otto Bremer Foundation has chosen to support Bolder Options by matching any individual donations made via giveMN.org, up to $1 million, for the ENTIRE MONTH OF MARCH! Now is the time to show your support for the positive strides the youth of Bolder Options are making. Every youth deserves a chance at a healthy start, and by donating today, your support will make twice the difference!