I am very blessed to be surrounded by a wonderful group of people including my parents who support me and tell me when I'm right and when I'm wrong. I love being an actress and having this support system has made my job so much easier. As a spokesperson for the 'It's Cool To Be Smart' program of the Boys and Girls Club, I help them to spread the message of how important mentors are!
This is why it is important for me to share the advice I get from my support system with other young people. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to feel alone with no one to talk to and I'm sure there are tons of teens out there who are going through this.
A mentor can be anyone - a teacher, a coach, a friend's parent, a family member...people who want the best for you. We all have potential to be great and make a wonderful contribution to this world. Sometimes we need a mentor to help nurture and bring out the best of the talents we have within. Another reason why having a mentor is so important.
Start today. This will be the best decision of your life. After you experience what it is like to have a mentor, you can turn around and be a mentor to another young person to keep the cycle going!