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Inspired to Mentor

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently recognized January as National Mentoring Month. “As a nation, we need to ensure that all of our young people are well equipped to lead healthy and productive lives. You can help a young person prepare for a successful future by volunteering with a local mentoring program,” said General Colin L. Powell, the spokesperson for the national campaign, during an event in Washington, D.C. last week. As part of National Mentoring Month, we asked mentors with Fairfax Families4Kids, a Fairfax County foster-mentoring program “What Inspires You to be a Mentor?” Photos of mentors courtesy of Joan Brady of Great Falls. Brady, a professional photographer, volunteers as a mentor, photographer and videographer for Fairfax Families4Kids.

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“Joy! After songwriting with creative teens in foster care, I wanted to spend more time ...

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“When my younger child left home for college, I realized that I had time, energy, ...

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"It’s simple. These kids need mentors like any other children, but they also need an ...

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“I can't pinpoint a specific reason that I became a mentor. I had a little ...

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“What inspired me to mentor was the overall need for positive non-parental role models for ...

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“I started mentoring because I wanted to give back to the community by doing something ...

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