Mentor of the Month: Ellen Temby |

Mentor of the Month: Ellen Temby

Special to the DailyEllen Temby, center, was chosen as February's Mentor of the Month for her work with teens in the community.

“My absolute favorite thing to do with Gabby is listen to her talk about herself, what she thinks, likes, feels, wants, what scares her, her life, her friends, what it’s like to be a teen. Listening to her speak her dreams, what she sees for herself in the future. She is a dynamic young woman with strong ideas, and I am so excited to be a part of her life as she creates her future as a young adult.”

“My father, Donald Wayne Temby. Growing up he told me over and over that there was nothing I couldn’t do in life, that I could have anything I ever wanted if I worked hard at it and to never take no for an answer.”

“Kids are learning all the time. Look around at how they spend their time – this will shape their future, who they become and how they impact the world. Leadership, responsibility and life lessons are not learned from TV, music or Xbox – but rather from being around positive people and getting involved in life.”

“Having traveled to four continents and all over the United States, this is a tough question. I am picking Morocco, because everything is so different from my lifestyle. For example, men walk up and down the street sharpening people’s kitchen knives on a stone pulled by a donkey for 10 cents a knife. Women don’t eat in a restaurant unless accompanied by a man.”

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