Learning from Yoda

“Do or Do Not, There Is No Try.”

As much as I love the wise Jedi Master Yoda, in this case there is a try! LSS Mentoring Services wants you to try mentoring…and then hopefully DO it, but first just TRY it.

try it fall 2015 flier

The opportunities to try mentoring are on:

  • Tuesday, November 17, 11-12 at RF Pettigrew Elementary
  • Friday, November 20, 11-12 at Terry Redlin Elementary

At Mentor Try-It events, potential volunteer mentors meet with students for lunch and do an activity together. We are hoping to recruit ten volunteers for each event. There is no commitment to become a mentor by attending the event, but participants will be asked and LSS will follow up with potential volunteers. If you would like to try mentoring, RSVP to LSS at mentoring@lsssd.org or by calling 221-2403 by November 13.

And to bring this post full circle (and get even more Star Wars references), let’s not forget that Yoda is the ultimate mentor to Luke Skywalker. In The Empire Strikes Back, he taught Luke to think about the here and now. He is supporting, patient and allows Luke to gain confidence. All amazing qualities that mentors from Yoda to the 1,124 Everyday Heroes mentors in Sioux Falls, SD help bring out.

If you are not able to attend one of the events but would like to volunteer to mentor, please apply today! There are hundreds of kids waiting for someone like you!

Post by Michelle Madsen

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