Our Friends First Mentoring team has put a listicle together of ten tips to help mentors better connect with the youth in their lives.
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MercyWorks Alumni, Luis Bahena, reflects on how the importance of social justice and throughout his MercyWorks year, he challenged his community to get to know their youth but most importantly be an advocate for them.
MercyWorks Alumni, Latoya Binghham, reflects upon finding a sense of peace and spirituality during her time as a MercyWorker.
MercyWorks Alumni, Kirstin Noe Yeado, reflects on her experience living in an intentional community and how it influenced her in the years since MercyWorks experience, to continue to build community in both personal and professional roles.
MercyWorks Alumni, Matt Boland, reflects on his experience being able to further his career with on-site professional development opportunities, job experience, and mentorship.
Mercy Home’s holiday festivities culminated with Christmas celebrations at both of our campuses. The annual tradition kicked off on two separate nights with youth speakers, followed by special meals and visits from Santa Claus and his band of merry elves.
In December, Friends First held their annual Christmas party at Mercy Home’s West Loop Campus. The celebration brimmed with holiday cheer, as mentors and mentees – many decked out in red and green attire – took part in the yuletide festivities.
Our workplace-based mentoring program recently kicked off its second year, matching young women from St. Malachy with mentors from AT&T.
Pink was the color of the evening at a breast cancer awareness event held recently at the Walsh Campus. It was a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness and honor those who had suffered from breast cancer.
Mercy Home’s Friends First Mentoring Program kicked off its 31st year with its site-base launch at the West Loop Campus. Over 60 people attended the fun-filled event, including mentors, mentees and family members, as everyone got acquainted with each other and planned for the year ahead.
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