When talking about the importance of mentoring, former First Lady Michelle Obama once said, ” I think that mentoring is such a critical part of the role I can play in my position. I see how little bits of exposure and big bits of exposure really change my girls significantly, and I want that for more girls around the country and the world.”
Mentoring is the focus of a newly formed volunteer group called Keeping Our Voices Alive Auxiliary (KOVA) who held their first volunteer reception this past Friday at the Ojoyo Center. KOVA is comprised of adults 19 years of age and older who are willing to help serve as mentors and benefactors for Youth In Motion, Inc. students.
YIMI is a non-profit youth association that provides leadership training, public speaking, art appreciation, life management skills, organic gardening and community service opportunities for youths 10-18 years of age. YIMI was created as an after school community awareness and training program to help prevent gang violence, bullying, and electronic media preoccupation while focusing on the importance of togetherness, fairness, preparedness, awareness, and wholeness.
The next KOVA volunteer meeting is set for Friday, November, 9th at 6 p.m. at the Ojoyo Center, located at 1412 Golfair Blvd.