Today's "Share the Love" Feature: Jazmin Jordan, Former Mentee

Below are some snippets from Jazmin's senior essay sharing what the Marietta Mentoring for Leadership Program has meant to her:

The experience that most defines me happened just a few years ago in the north Georgia woods. 

It began when Mrs. Kellogg, my Mentoring Director, waved me down in a crowded, noisy hallway at school. “Jazmin I think it’d be great if you go on this retreat I’m having for all the girls in my mentoring program.” She told me how fun it would be staying in a cabin, deep in the woods, with no phone service. There is no way I’m going on this trip, I thought. However, my mom thought it was a great opportunity for me to step out of my comfort zone, and insisted that I go. A few weeks later, I stood at the door of a large, old and unstable cabin carrying my sleeping bag, a suitcase, and a bad attitude. It did not look how Mrs. Kellogg described and there were bugs flying everywhere. I looked down and there were no bars on my cell phone. That made me even more uneasy because I didn’t know anyone.

I will never forget that old cabin and that summer in the woods. For the first time I felt free of my fears and ready to push towards what I want. I feel bolder and more confident about my career choice to become an attorney, and without that experience, I would not be as assertive, outgoing, and independent as I am today. The retreat taught me how to bond with others outside my close family. I have gained a new identity, no longer the little sister hiding behind the shadow of her 6’10” father, powerful mother, or big brother. I am now assertive, outgoing, and independent.  

This month, YOU can help us "Share the Love" to honor Mrs. Marge Kellogg as she retires.
Click on the images below to GIVE to a scholarship fund in her name or WRITE her a note of appreciation.

If you prefer to mail your donation to the scholarship fund or your letter to Mrs. Kellogg, simply mail to our address below.

Marietta Mentoring for Leadership
1171 Whitlock Ave
Marietta, GA 30064
For donations to the scholarship fund by mail, please write "Ms. K Scholarship Fund" in the memo line of the check. Thank you!