Robert Pledger, YDP

Teach One to Lead One® graduation ceremonies are special to me. The atmosphere is electric, filled with enthusiasm from students, mentors, and attendees.
Recently, we celebrated several Teach One to Lead One (T1 L 1) graduation events in our area. However, one moment that captivates everyone’s attention is when students share how T1 L 1 has impacted their lives.

Courtney, one of the students who graduated from North Cobb High School, shared a testimony that deeply resonated with me. She stood proudly to receive her graduation certificate and shared how T1 L 1 gave her the strength to deal with a tough situation in her life. Afterward, we approached Courtney to learn more about the experience she had mentioned.

She opened up about the heartbreaking loss of her 12-year-old niece to suicide and how it has profoundly affected their family. Then, with a determined expression, she said, “My niece would have so benefited from the Teach One to Lead One program.”

Courtney’s powerful testimony reminds me of T1 L 1 mentors’ vital role in students’ lives. It reinforces our commitment to giving them the courage to continue. Working together, we can prevent devastating tragedies!

Smiling depression appearing happy to others while internally suffering depressive symptoms.

Lifesaving Mentoring

Dr. Lori Maldonado I typically focus on positive and uplifting topics in my writing and conversations. However, I feel compelled to address the heavy issue

Gloomy woman alone

A Journey Without Children

As Mother’s Day approaches, I reflect on my journey of not having my own children, but it has only fueled my passion for making a


Recieve our newsletter every month and our insights right in your email inbox.

Teach One to Lead One is a registered service mark of CLI, Inc. 

© 2023 CLI, Inc. All rights reserved.

Get Started with Charter Oak Federal Credit Union - Apply Today!