Do or Do Not. There is No Try.

As much everyone loves 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.

The opportunities to try mentoring are on:

  • Thursday, November 15, 12-1 PM at Hawthorne Elementary
  • Tuesday, January 22, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Hayward Elementary

We are in the process of scheduling two additional events, but wanted to start getting information out! At Mentor Try-It events, potential volunteer mentors meet with students for lunch and do an activity together. We are in need of ten volunteers who are not current mentors at 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 or by calling 444-7803.

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 even YOU could help bring out to a young person in need.

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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