National Mentoring Month Awards (Feb 2017)

As January is National Mentoring Month the Friends Youth Mentoring Program celebrated our volunteer mentors for their efforts in building healthy 1:1 relationships with mentees. Our mentors provide access, advice and advocacy to our community’s youth who are in need of extra supports. We are grateful to all who have stepped up to mentor a child! 17 mentors who have gone above and beyond our program’s expectations were awarded special recognitions in January.


The 2017 recipients of a Longevity Award, given to those who mentor one child for 5 or more years, include:

Betty Lenehan

Caitlin Friend-Rushton

Susan Scarcello

Kathleen Conners

Ann Hoey

Ilene Stern

Sue O'Connor

Bruce McCloy

Mae Leonard

Jessica McNeff

Karen Kelso

Tony Sayess

Kerri Pratt

Barbara Witham

2017 YM Month 

Garrett Wright, a Senior at Pembroke Academy, received the Site-Based Impact Award as he has made a marked difference in his mentee’s life within one year’s time.

Bob Carter
, Director of Operations of the Boys & Girls Club of Central NH accepted the Collaborators Award which is given to one individual community professional who demonstrates superior, longstanding support to the Friends Youth Mentoring Program.

Millie LaFontaine, pictured above, has volunteered with the Friends Youth Mentoring Program since 2009, assuming the role of volunteer mentor for three youngsters. She was presented with the Mentoring Master Award which recognizes one outstanding mentor who has successfully served more than 5 years with the program as a mentor for more than one child.