PAL Program, Volunteers for Youth, Claremore
Mentee: Jasmine McGuire, 11th grade
“My mentor has helped me with so much stuff, I could write a book.
"I’ve had her since my freshman year. When I met her, I thought she was going to be all uptight and hard to talk to, yet she was just the opposite. Every time we met we laughed and joked and on days I needed help and advice, she was there.
"My mentor is like my best friend. LOL! Whenever something funny happens to me, she’s the first person I think to tell. Even when she’s going through problems of her own, I always know she’s going to be fine because she’s a strong woman. She’s bright and very smart. Her son is so lucky and loved. I hope he grows to know just how loved he is.
"My mentor deserves this award because it’s the least I could do to show her just how much she means to me, and even if she doesn’t win, in my eyes, she did.”
Note: Jenalee is a mortgage loan originator at RCB Bank in Claremore.
|Jasmine McGuire, mentee; Jenalee Mitchell, Mentor of the Year, Volunteers for Youth’s PAL Program, Rogers County; Cindy Vanaman, project director; Melynda Stone, executive director, Volunteers for Youth; and Celina Davis, recruitment and retention specialist|