One of the best ways to give back to your community in the absence of giving donations is giving of your time.
Last fall, I began the process of becoming a mentor in the Saratoga Mentoring program. After an extensive background check, a series of interviews, and a long wait, I was matched up with a mentee in the early spring of last year.
I mentor a 10 year old boy from Wilton, and we spend about 1-2 hours every other week, sometimes every week, doing things like playing tennis, going to a movie, throwing a football around, or on a rainy day, grabbing a slice of pizza and visiting an arcade. It has been a thoroughly rewarding experience for the both of us.
There are many young men and women like my mentee who are looking for someone they can spend some time with. I urge any and all of you to check out the Saratoga Mentoring Program, or a similar program like Big Brothers.
To find out more about the Saratoga Mentoring Program, visit