Role models mean a number of things to many different people. Over the years, the concept of a role model has changed from fictional “heroes” seen in movies, comics, and stories to average people that make an exceptional impact on someone’s life. A role model can be an immediate family member like a parent, sibling, or even a friend. It could also be someone acting as a professional mentor through a working facility or an organization designed to provide positive influences on young people. Whether it’s a fictional person or someone in real life they both inspire people to have goals and want to achieve something in life.
Children seek out people in their lives that they want to be like when they grow up, even if it may be their mother or father. As they grow up they see their parents providing from them, making decisions, and helping them through the good and rough times. But what they don’t see is the struggle parents go through trying to get ahead in a career to provide for their family. I have watched my mother go through a series of events such as cancer, foreclosure, being divorced, surgery, and car accidents but to this day she has been one of the biggest role models in my life. She has supported me throughout my life both psychically and mentally and has always been right by my side to help me through any obstacles. No matter what life throws at her she still seems to find the strength to get up the next morning and keep pushing harder to make her life better. My mother may have never gone to college, but the amount of compassion and support she provides for me is enough inspiration to keep reaching for every goal I have.
There are many different organizations that support people and help them succeed in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters is volunteer-supported youth mentoring organization that strives to help children do better in school, or even just to have a friend to talk to. The youth meet with their mentor about three times a month...
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