AMA has over 20 volunteer members who are happy to act as mentors to our recipients on an informal basis. These volunteers are also the same members who conducted interviews of students for AMA over the years, and they already know some of the student backgrounds quite well. They open their hearts to our students and try to find other ways to help our recipients succeed in school and in life. In addition, AMA does sponsor luncheons occasionally to get all the students and AMA volunteers together in a forum format, where they can share thoughts and challenges with one another. Through sharing and caring for one another, we alleviate suffering for some students and open new and positive ways of thinking about tackling our own challenges.