Today I want to give some attention to one of Fort Worth’s most precious organizations. A few months ago, after deciding it was time for me to get involved with the community, I took the step to become a mentor at Fortress.
Fortress YDC (Youth Development Center) is an afterschool program, serving preschool through elementary age children, whose mission is to change the live of Fort Worth’s urban youth by providing them with a safe environment to foster growth in their spiritual and academic lives.
Fortress is looking for volunteers to become mentors for a few children who have not yet had the opportunity to be matched. As a mentor you are asked to give just one hour a week of your time to spend with the child playing games, helping with homework, working on crafts, or even playing video games. With each time you visit, your relationship with the child builds and you are able to see how your love and time commitment can make a monumental change in your mentee’s life.
Whether you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, or trying to fulfill sorority/fraternity service hours, look no further. Becoming a mentor and knowing that you are changing a child’s life is one of the most rewarding forms of service.
Check out their website to learn how to apply!