Mentor-Fest: Changing Lives and Making a Difference One Person at a Time
“Recognize the skills and traits you don’t have, and hire the people who have them” -Mentoring words of Wisdom via Sargent Shriver
I was in Boston last week for what Dawn Carroll and I called “Mentor-Fest” Drenched in MENTORING, our Over My Shoulder Foundation participated in the production of several events and then we got a private tour of the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate with our new friend Tim Stancell-Condron
This Monday, March 30th President Obama will be on hand for the dedication and Grand Opening along with the First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and the Kennedy Family. I have had the pleasure of being involved with the Kennedy/ Shriver family for many years and have never forgotten the mentoring advice I shared with you above that came from Sargent Shriver.
And this is what I love most about our Over My Shoulder Foundation’s MENTOROLOGY ( the art and science of mentoring) It doesn’t matter what side you are on- it doesn’t matter who or what you believe in, it matters that you share educated opinions that move us all towards a society of greater inclusion. Break down barriers people! It matters…. what you do AND say MUST have a positive impact and our actions must MENTOR/ kindle communities of respect, diversity, culture and individuality! I wish I could be there in Boston on Monday to sing one of my favorite arrangements the “Star Spangled Banner” President Obama is one of the only Presidents I have never sung for! What’s up with that? I dedicate our Over My Shoulder song to celebrate all the MENTORS out there:
The Mentoring dedication ceremony will be live-streamed at www.emkinstitute.org. The EMK Institute opens to the public the next morning, on Tuesday, March 31.