Happy New Year to every one of you! With a new year comes new roles, opportunities, and energy. The mission of the Starfish Intitative is to inspire, encourage, and prepare motivated high school students from the most vulnerable populations for college, career, and life success through one-on-one mentoring. Leading us at the Board level is our new Board Chair Dan Nierste who has served on the Board for two years. We sat down with Dan and asked him a few questions to help us get to know him.
How has mentoring personally impacted your life? Mentoring is a gift that costs nothing and lasts for life. At a crucial phase in my life, I had a boss who mentored me to my great benefit. We have remained friends for nearly forty years. All the people I have in turn mentored have become lifelong friends. How can anything be more enriching, rewarding, or meaningful than a lifelong friend?
Thank you, Dan, for accepting the role and responsibility as the Board Chair for the Starfish Initiative