Relationships Matter: Kim & Kiera
In just one week we will be celebrating 10 years of impact at our annual Evening of Hope. We have been featuring many of the relationships we have made over the years and the impact experienced by both the family and Tiqvah through the development of those precious ties. This post features a mother daughter pair that have been involved in our program in one way or another for the ENTIRE 10 year span of our existence. Kiera, now a senior at McKinley, began with us in 2009. She and her mother were at EVERY event and program we offered. Kim, her mother, was always quick to be involved, meet with other parents, and support our team in all our efforts. What she and Kiera may not realize, is what an honor it has been to walk with them as well through all life has brought these last 10 years. There are now college plans being laid, senior year festivities, and final high school experiences being celebrated. We asked Kim to share a little about why she got involved and stays involved with Tiqvah. We also asked her to share what impact she feels she has had. Here is what she had to say:
“I got involved in this program about 10 years ago. My daughter was in the program and I would volunteer. I volunteered because I love children and I am very active in my child's life. I now work for Tiqvah. I enjoy working with/mentoring the girls. I feel I help them with their self-confidence, self esteem, self-worth, form healthy relationships with others and just help them to be the best they can be. Mentors help children grow”
What is great about hearing Kim say that Mentors help children grow is knowing that not only has her child benefited from the mentorship process, but she also helps other children experience that as well. Knowing the mentors that have been involved in Kiera and Kim’s life, I also know that they too feel they have grown just by walking alongside this incredible family. Mentorship is not just for the student, it is for the mentor as well.
Want to know more about this dynamic and life giving concept? Please join us March 9th as we celebrate all God has done in and through relationships at Tiqvah over the last 10 years. We are excited to share with you what we feel the next 10 years could hold for our Tiqvah Family. Come experience abundant life with Tiqvah.