Washington State Mentors has a new name - Mentoring Works Washington. The new name and brand identity emphasize our growing role as the principal advocate for youth mentoring throughout Washington. Mentoring Works Washington currently serves 34,000 K-12 children through 180 community-mentoring organizations. Over the past 10 years, our efforts have benefited youth, as well as Washington communities, by establishing best practices that lead to improved academic performance and emotional well-being among young people, and by heightening their awareness of the importance of good citizenry, as well as the harmful impact of drugs and alcohol.
“This month, we celebrate these individuals who make it their cause to bring out the best in our young people, and we salute their spirit of service.”
Chiquita and Angela who have been matched for three years exude complete joy when they are together. This means a lot considering all the distractions Chiquita faces at home where she helps take care of her three brothers. Angela and Chiquita are best friends and bond over laughter.