This past weekend, we celebrated our annual Mentor Appreciation Night! Held at the City Year Headquarters in Boston, it was an evening of celebrating and honoring our volunteers’ hard work and dedication to empowering youth. The event was filled with artistic decorations and craft activities to embrace the theme, The Art of Mentoring.
Guests spent the evening doodling on butcher paper that covered the tables, posing for pictures taken by Disability Images’ Mark Hunt, and decorating glass bottles with mod podge, tissue paper, glitter, and feathers. All of the bottles had such creative designs that demonstrated all of our participants’ incredible artistic talents!
This month our resources focus on safe, family-friendly activities for Halloween. Along with youth leadership meetings and a handy app that helps children with disabilities develop literacy, we provide several events and resources to make this Halloween season jam packed with spooky fun!
Over the summer, one of our youth participants — Tayla — was lucky enough to be chosen as an intern at the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories.
Tayla has participated in MHC and ATT, and will be a peer leader for MHC this year. She was featured in the most recent newsletter of the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation.
Check out the article below to read about her takeaways from the experience!