Bayview Care is one of our Kids COACH partners who are working with local primary schools on the Mornington Peninsula.
In the post below you can read about Jon’s story. He is a ‘friend with purpose’, who can help his COACH kid navigate life, school, and friendships.
Jon is one of our COACH Kids mentors. He meets with a local kid in their school once a week for one hour. He is a ‘friend with purpose’, who can help his COACH kid navigate life, school, and friendships.
“When I started meeting with my coach mentee, he was very quiet and reserved. He didn’t say much, we just threw the basketball. But as we spent time together he began to open up, and became quite chatty. We both came to look forward to our hour each week working on projects and activities together.”
“After teaching for 44 years, I didn’t know how I’d go connecting with just one kid one hour a week. But we really did connect. The kids we work with really appreciate what we do with them. Sometimes it’s because they don’t get enough support elsewhere. Sometimes it might take them away from other stuff that’s happening in their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed being a COACH.”
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