New mentor meets his match

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Taking the plunge to become a mentor can be scary can be a scary thing, but it’s also rewarding. 

If you want 9-year-old Jerry Sullivan to perk up, you’ve got to speak his language, basketball. 

“You know your basketball, don’t you,” says mentor Michael Hall.

His little leg barely even touch the floor, but that doesn’t stop him from having big dreams. 

“I’d be on the Warriors,” says Jerry. 

Jerry knows in order to achieve those goals. He has to keep up his grades. Something he’s hoping his new mentor Michael Hall will help him accomplish. 

“To help me from getting in trouble and to help me do my work,” says Jerry.

Jerry and Michael just met for the first time a few minutes ago. 

“Seems like a really cool young kid and just looking forward to seeing if we can make a connection and get to know each other,” says Michael.

The two were paired up as mentor and mentee through the Calvary Baptist Church’s new mentoring ministry.  

“I was a little nervous about it, a little anxious, but I figured what the heck let’s go for it and see how it goes,” says Michael. 

Now Michael is turning that anxiousness into action, hoping to change Jerry’s life for the better. 

You too can become a mentor, just like Michael. 

Click here to fill out a short application. You can expect a call from an organization that needs your help to make a difference in a child’s life. 

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