Fortunately for Atohoun, Dickinson High School (DHS) student Alex Praus wanted to give back to his elementary alma matter. Best Friends paired the athletic Praus with Atohoun, and the pair has built a mentoring relationship over the Lincoln lunch/recess hour. Among the numerous ups and downs in Atohoun’s young life, the one constant this past year has been mentoring — of building positive life experiences into someone with great potential.
Your generous gift can help strengthen the unfinished stories of youth like Atohoun’s across Stark, Bowman and western Morton counties. As an independent nonprofit and one of only a handful of formal mentoring programs across the state, Best Friends relies on individuals, organizations, businesses and others for support. Thank you for considering this opportunity. Continue reading for insights into the mentoring relationship between Atohoun and Praus, which has transitioned from Lincoln to Hope Christian Academy.