WOW! I have been at Kids 'n Kinship a year! In some ways it seems longer, and in other ways it feels like yesterday. In the past year I have learned so much about my self and met so many spectacular kids, mentors and volunteers! Here are my definitions for some of the people I encounter daily: Kids: resilient. I am amazed by the resiliency of the kids I have the privilegeof working with. Some who, by all rights should be angry at what life has handed them, yet often they are not. That are just looking to find their way in this world and need some assistance from another caring adult, which is where our mentors come it! Mentors: fun. The extraordinary grown ups that share their time, their life, their family and their heart with a young person and end up gaining so much more than just a friendship. Volunteers: giving. The fabulous adults that band together and create committees to organize and run our events that raise money to support what they believe in! I am very lucky to be able to watch people's lives grow and change in so many different ways, my own included!!