The Importance of Mentorship
Professional Mentor, Felix Kombwa speaks on the importance of mentorship to Chicago Health online.
"Having a strong support network can help break the cycle," Kombwa says. When children grow up in poverty and violence, sometimes those are the only things they see. His role is to keep showing up for them.
Unlike other organizations that rely on volunteers, Friends of the Children–Chicago hires full-time, paid and trained professional mentors to be with each child in the program from kindergarten to high school graduation – 12+ years, no matter what.