I highly recommend Matt Cubbler's "I Got You" mentoring program! Matt has been working with my boys (age 14 and 16) for 4 months. I am thrilled to notice things that I've been trying to instill in them for years, to actually be "heard" during these mentoring sessions. I have seen them both take ownership of their own choices regarding free time and pursuing interests and goals. Within 2 sessions, I noticed both of them rushing home from sports and activities on Friday nights to complete all their homework so they had a real weekend to pursue other interests/goals and be ahead and not procrastinate. I have watched them shake hands confidently with adults when they walk in the room and also pay attention to areas where they can help others as leaders. My 16 year old reports that he is feeling less stressed and feels more in control (able to balance of work and fun without my influence), and the 14 year old feels more confident. Matt helped both of them identify goals to work toward that they are excited about- something I had tried to do many times. Matt found a perfect place for them to volunteer while learning skills that will help pursue those goals. In a world where kids are heavily influenced by social media, peer pressure, and intense competition to achieve at a high level in school, having a mentor (other than a parent) to help sort out the noise and target greatness has been an incredible asset. Thank you Matt for showing up in our lives and helping us navigate the questions, as well as help to find the answers to be strategic about raising respectful, authentic, driven and compassionate young men.