Osiris Organization Blog
Osiris Organization Blog
Osiris Organization has a team of writers who are determined to motivate urban youth and those interested in the growth of urban youth. We like to emphasize the importance of youth and technology, entrepreneurship, mentorship, and love for one's self.
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Shelbie M. Moore

Bill Roddy Finds Healing Through Mentoring

Mentors dedicate so much of their time and energy into their mentees. They do this so that they may see the fruits of their labors blossom one day. They are never surprised that their mentees excel in life and reach maturity.
Bill and Gail Roddy founded the Osiris Organization on the idea that urban youth deserved an outlet for their ingenuity, the tools to build their own success, and the positive reinforcement to support their dreams. Gail Roddy transitioned from this world June of 2016. During this difficult time, family, friends and colleagues reached out to Bill to offer support.

Bill and Post Secondary-Scholarship Recipients

Bill and Gail mentored young adults for years. Throughout that time, they have seen little boys and girls grow into young men and women. Since Gail’s passing, their mentees have proven how much they have learned about humanity and respect by coming to Bill’s side with an immeasurable amount of comfort and support.

Each year, Osiris Organization awards post secondary scholarships to a variety of students. Most of the students continue to reach out to give Bill the shoulder he needs.

To this day, Bill is still astonished about the impact several of the students have made on him.billandmenteepic

Bill and Post Secondary-Scholarship Recipients

Bill and Gail always stressed the importance mentoring because it improves the lives of young people who need adult guidance. Bill also wants to use his time to stress the reward of being a mentor. The relationship between the mentor and the mentee is one of value because it includes the possibility of a mentee empowering the mentor.

Bill wants to send his thanks to his mentees for helping him through one of the most difficult times he has ever had to face. The Roddys have had many jobs and have made many journeys, but nothing has been as rewarding as becoming mentors.

It has been refreshing for Bill to see his mentees become such strong and caring individuals.

He encourages everyone who is willing to find a way to experience the rewards of mentoring for themselves.

Shelbie M. Moore

Be The Mentor You Want to See in the World

Mentors come in the strangest forms through the roughest storms. They float into your life on a thundering cloud so they can should you how to find sunshine again. It’s important that we recognize our mentors and show those around us how one nice word, thought, or message can change a life.

Actress Diane Amos expresses her love for her mentor in the video below. Although the acknowledgement is short, it is sweet to hear. One woman changed one life with a little bit of faith and kindness.

We at Osiris wanted to share this moment with you so that you could understand the impact you could make on another life.  You could be the stranger that changes a situation from catastrophic to sensational!

You can do wonders with the tone of your voice, the honesty in your eyes, and the brightness of your smile. All you have to do is reach out your hand to someone and say “Without a doubt, I believe you can achieve greatness”.

At Osiris, we work on a daily mission to inspire the people inside and outside of our community. You can help us succeed in that mission by reaching out to someone in need. Whether a friend, spouse or stranger – you can change a life. Don’t let the opportunity to inspire pass by you.

Shelbie M. Moore

Time, Support, and Love Heals All Wounds

The healing begins where the wound was made – Alice Walker

There will be times when the pain of losing or being hurt is so severe that healing seems inconceivable. Although you may not have reached your goals, although you may have missed an opportunity, there is always the chance to heal yourself from the hurt so that you can try again.

Before the summer, I purchased two plants from my next-door neighbor: a tomato plant and a cayenne pepper plant. The plants had been plotted into two separate 5-gallon buckets. They were perfect because I didn’t have to dig a garden in my backyard and I still had fresh food within walking distance of my house.

Both plants began to grow enormous in size. Every time I walked outside there was a new tomato or pepper sprouting! Unfortunately, the tomatoes were so heavy that the branches supporting them began to break away from the main stem. The tomatoes were being stunted in growth because they weren’t getting enough water from the main stem.

My poor tomatoes needed water! I decided to use a piece of rope to support the branch that was splitting off. The rope was tied around the neck of the main stem and the branches that were falling.

After a week or so, the tomatoes started to grow again. Last week I went to check on the branch that was splitting. After removing the rope, I saw that the branch had reattached itself to the main stem! There was just small scar where it had healed itself.

My tomato plant continued to flourish. With a little love, support, and time it was able to regain its strength and produce beautiful food. Even though there was a small scar where the original tear had been, it was still beautiful.