Write or Contact a Mentor

In 10 seconds or less, you can probably think of someone special in your life—a teacher, neighbor, relative, friend or coach—who has helped shape you into the person you are today. Simply put, that person was (and perhaps still is!) a mentor to you.

Maybe it’s someone who gave you reassurance during a difficult time; maybe it’s someone who helped you navigate the waters of your first job, or perhaps it’s a person who encouraged you with priceless advice you’ll never forget. Our point? Take a moment to recognize this person and their impact on you!

A Great Way to Thank Them

Grab a pen and write a note to a former mentor. Tell them how and why they’ve had a positive influence on your life. The power of saying “thank you” within a handwritten note exemplifies a way to give back simply by giving (and voicing) appreciation for another. If you don’t have your mentor’s address, pick up the phone and give them a call.

You are the product of good mentoring. What a wonderful thing to reflect upon this season and give thanks for.

Interested in giving back by becoming a mentor? Here are a few organizations that would love to talk with you more about the opportunities they have available:

The Frazee Dream Center

 Building Dreams Mentoring Program

The Mentor Network

Community is at the heart of what we do at DNA, and it always has been. To ring in this season of giving and to celebrate the organizations that continue to shape our great community, we will unveil a new way to give back every day that doesn’t necessarily involve cash.

You may already give back in one or more of the ways that we list; if you do, pat yourself on the back. If not, maybe today is the day. Our hope is that you’ll never underestimate how much of a lasting and positive impact you can make…Not only for a cause, but for yourself as well.



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