Today, January 26, 2012, is National Thank your Mentor Day! It seemed like a great time to turn to the students in the icouldbe.org program and find out what they have to say to their mentors.
Below is a selection of letters from mentees to their mentor in honor of Mentoring Month and Thank your Mentor Day. Their responses are truly touching and remind us that they are the reason we celebrate this month.
How are you thanking your mentor today?
A wordcloud of the letters from icouldbe.org mentees.
Thanks for everything you have taught until now. You have given great evidence to me that I greatly accept. With your help, I know that I can reach my job interest. With you, I will be able to excel like you did. I can’t show enough gratitude that I have because of your information. I know that because of you I am prepared.
Your mentee, Junior 704
Dear Team2win and Ms. Maria:
I thank you for mentoring me, and teaching me new things that I needed to know. You taught me the ways I need to go to achieve my goals. Thank you for taking your time to mentor me. It is because of you that I know what jobs I want to do when I get older. Having a mentor is good for me because they show me the way to go.
Thank you for being my mentor. I would like you to write to me. If we talked, I would answer all your emails and I will ask you a few questions. Any advice you will give me I will try to achieve it. I would like to be an artist or dancer. I could see by looking at your profile that you could give me good advice.
I would like to thank you for your assistance. I thank you for commenting on my work and telling me how I could do better. Please help me get into Princeton, Harvard or Yale, similar to what you did for college. Could you please email me things that could be further help to me? Thank you for your time.
I really appreciate having a fantastic mentor like you! A student, especially during their junior and senior year, cherishes having someone to guide them throughout school. Your advice and advocacy has undeniably helped make decisions towards my future. One of the great aspects of having you as a mentor is that I have also became a more ecstatic and optimistic person. I am undeniably looking forward to having you as a mentor during my senior year as well.
With much gratitude,
Thank you so much! You have been a GREAT person to me and of much help!
Recently you told me that I should research things about documentaries in history and I think that a great idea. I’m wondering, how did you find out about this website? But yeah, this has been a great experience so far. I find it really gnarly that some people care about students and help them achieve what they want in life. I think it is also cool that you take time off your day and do this! So I hope you and your family and friends are doing great, and have a good day – and week – and month!
The purpose of this email is to thank you for being my mentor. I want to let you know that I really appreciate what you do for me because not many people take time to do what you do. I’m glad to have a mentor like you, because with your help more doors to opportunities are going to open for me and for that I thank you.
I really appreciate you taking the time to review my work. It is very helpful and I really enjoy your feedback. Thank you so much for all your help, I believe that the information you provide will help me become a better person. Hope you’re having a good day!
Hey, I just wanted to say thank you so much for taking your own time to be my mentor. I have really learned a lot and you have encouraged me to go into what I really want even more. I have learned a lot about what it takes to go into medicine and I am very grateful for that. I hope you could keep being my mentor and keep giving me great advice. Thanks a lot. 🙂
Thank you for being such a great mentor, I really appreciate all the help and advice you’ve given me, it’s been a lot of help. I want to say thanks for always reviewing my work so fast! I have a really good grade thanks to the fact that you review my work fast so I can move on. I’m really thankful for you, and I hope we can keep our relationship growing bigger and bigger.
Happy national mentor month!
Happy National Mentor Month!!
I just wanted to say thank you for all your support and advice. You’ve really helped me think about my future and what I want to do with it. Thank you for helping me understand what I’m doing wrong or what I’m not doing to prepare myself for college. I really appreciate it and don’t know what I would have done without having questions answered, talk to you soon.