Selina HillGoodwill Goodguides, Oklahoma City
Goodwill GoodGuides has named Selina Hill of Oklahoma City as its outstanding mentor for Oklahoma Mentor Day.
Goodwill GoodGuides is a national mentoring program for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years who are at risk for making harmful choices such as dropping out of school or joining a gang. The goal of the GoodGuides program is to help youth prepare for school completion, post-secondary training and long-term career plans.
Selina was referred by her school counselor to the GoodGuides program as a mentee when she was in the seventh grade. Now she is a positive role model and a peer-mentor to younger mentees.
“Selina was very reserved when she first started, but through her mentor/mentee relationship she began to open up and started to move in a positive direction,” said Tim Proctor, program manager at GoodGuides.
Selina was later approached by program staff with the opportunity to become a peer-mentor, of which she readily accepted.
“Through this new role, she is able to pass on the knowledge she gained from her own mentor to the younger mentees,” Tim added.