For four years, Joe Moralez has been a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Mississippi Valley through a partnership with the local League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) chapter. Joe mentors a first generation American student, and has been able to encourage his mentee to set goals for the future, build self-esteem, pursue hobbies, and focus on academic achievement.
The desire to be a great adult role model has created a deep personal relationship between Joe and his mentee. He has demonstrated his passion for youth advocacy and mentoring by sharing his experiences as a mentor in order to help with the BBBS 100 Days/100 Bigs recruitment campaign, where he was able to help a group of other mentors in his community recruit 106 new mentors in 100 days. Joe is a recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Mentoring Award, the most prestigious state honor a mentor can receive in the State of Iowa, and he will be honored at the State Capitol on April 13 during the Excellence in Mentoring Awards ceremony.
Thank you for your service, Joe!
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