|The Magic of Mentoring: Pearls of Wisdom|
The Magic of Mentoring:
|The Magic of Mentoring:
Pearls of Wisdom
By Barbara A. Perkins
The Magic of Mentoring: Pearls of Wisdom, a collection of short stories written by 47 Pearls (contributors) who believe as Originator/Co-author, Barbara Perkins, that mentoring is the key to success for young people today.
In planning and researching for this book, Barbara, (the originator) learned that a 16 inch necklace requires 47 matching pearls. She discovered that expert pearl processors culls 10,000 pearls to find 47 that are considered a match. It is a highly specialized skill to find matching pearls for one strand. There are many types of pearls, however Perkins, the originator selected the Tahitian Pearl or the Black Pearl as it is most often called. The Tahitian Pearl is a rainbow of colors which make them a prized possession with additional qualities such as luster, pure surface, clean and without blemishes, great shape and perfect size. The 47 Pearls (contributors) of The Magic of Mentoring: Pearls of Wisdom are a match as they are rare individuals living their lives in service and following their heart and passion for our most prized possessions, our children. They each share their personal journeys on how their lives were changed for the better because of mentoring. The Pearls know firsthand about the overwhelming need to find perfect matches for children in cities across this nation in need of all the benefits that positive mentoring will bring to their lives.
About the Author
Barbara lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband of 30 years, retired fire captain, Stanley Perkins. They have two adult children, Kelsey Perkins and son Cody Perkins.