Moore Buddies Mission:

To champion successful youth through mentoring and empowering families.

Our Story

In 1995, a group of concerned community members from Bethesda Presbyterian Church saw a need in Moore County for youth to have a positive role model in their life, and so they created Moore Buddies Mentoring.

Moore Buddies Mentoring continues to do outreach, recruit, and train volunteers to be positive influences in a young person’s life.

Our core programs include:

  • In School Mentoring
  • Community Mentoring
  • My PATH

The Starfish Story

One day a boy was walking along the beach when he noticed a man picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the man, he asked, “What are you doing?” The man replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”

The boy said, “Don’t you realize there are miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!” After listening politely, the man bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the boy, he said, “I made a difference for that one.”

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