December 2018

Emily Ernst (mentor) and Marisa Dyess (mentee) have quickly formed a bond that is clear for anyone to see. They love to craft and color. Marrissa’s mother has commented on how much fun Marrissa has with Emily and says that she can see her self-confidence growing each week.

“I love being a mentor. It is so much fun. It is kind of a break from a busy life. Marisa is so excited to see me every time I come to visit her” -Emily Ernst


Emma Markle and Amya Dahms

Landon Power (mentor) and Jeffrey Patton (mentee) have been actively meeting every week since their initial match meeting in September. Their families were also able to meet each other at our first ever Match Night!

“I really love getting to go back to an elementary shcool atmosphere to hang out with basically a miniature version of myself. Even thought Jeffrey has beaten me at about every board game there is, I have so much fun spending time with and getting to know him.” -Landon

Davis Turpen and Caden Reents

November 2018

Emma and Amya were matched earlier this year and have quickly built an amazing friendship. Emma and Amya have made slime and painted pumpkins together. They have really dived in head first and are making this match a success for both of them.

Emma Markle and Amya Dahms
Emma Markle and Amya Dahms

Our first match is a match that started meeting last year. With over 25 meetings under their belts, Davis Turpen and Cadeen Reents have proven the stability of the program, and they are a great example for all of our mentors and mentees and youth in the community.

CR & Davis - Lincoln (1)
Davis Turpen and Caden Reents