"Help another person through a tough patch.  That was the task and main reward from my mentoring experience.  It came with comradeship that's hard to find these days. Most weeks we'd meet for an hour or so.  After some months we'd connect by telephone. Mentoring taught me the importance of luck, and how nearly-forgotten experiences can be valuable to others.  I encourage you to try mentoring.  FOCUS will teach you the skills you need, and mentoring will teach you about the world and about yourself."  

- Larry, Focus Volunteer Mentor