JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Communities In Schools, a non-profit origination, has reached into local public schools to make a difference. The agency has several approaches including mentoring and its In School Support program.
Mentoring often seems like a challenge until the participant gets involved.
The CIS program targets sixth graders, a high risk group according to CIS.
Broderick Green is a first year mentor at Matthew Gilbert Middle School.
"My experience has been a learning one," said Green.
Green, who has a two-year-old son and travels a lot, said he always wanted to give back but did not consider mentoring until now.
"I wanted to find a way to give back," said Green. "When I was younger I had people who mentored me in an unofficial capacity."
Green knows the strength of a one-on-one relationship, but he was concerned about the time commitment.