Congratulations to Sally Green, our March Mentor of the Month! Sally has been a mentor for over two years, on our advisory Task Force for nearly as long, and just last month began mentoring a second little girl in Carpinteria. Sally joined our program as a mentor in January 2011 when she retired as the Principal of Canalino Elementary school in Carpinteria. She knew how important mentoring was from seeing it happen at Canalino, and throughout her 30+ years of being an educator, and was excited to give back upon her retirement.
Her first mentee was one of the students at Canalino that Sally personally knew needed a mentor due to her difficult family circumstances. Her mentee was ecstatic to have her former Principal be her new friend and mentor and they continue to have a special relationship today. Sally knew her mentee would need more personal and emotional support, rather than just academics, and has been a consistent friend and confidant throughout the past two years.
With her mentee now in middle school Sally felt she had the time to mentor another child, and just over a month ago was matched with her second mentee, a wonderful 5th grader at Canalino. Sally wanted a mentee who would be open to working on academics and meeting outside of school, and her new mentee is a perfect fit! They spent their first meeting getting excited about all the fun activities and cultural outings they want to do together, including visiting Santa BarbaraCityCollege and preparing for her future.
Sally continues to be a great supporter and advocate of mentoring in the community as well as an important member of our advisory Task Force. The program wouldn’t be the same without her insight from the educator’s perspective, and we look forward to many more years of working together. Her dedication to the youth of our community stretches back far beyond her years of mentoring with us, and her devotion to helping her mentees grow and thrive is an inspiration.
Thank you for everything you have done for the mentor program and your mentees Sally! You truly deserve to be our March Mentor of the Month!!
-- Educate about the Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
For more information about the Fighting Back Mentor Program or to become a mentor, please contact us by phone at 805-963-1433 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Business Partners in Mentoring"
Farmers' West Flowers & Bouquets, Inc.
McCarthy Building Company Venoco, Inc.
A “Business Partner in Mentoring” is a business that promotes mentoring by allowing their employees a paid one hour per week for mentoring purposes. We would love to make a presentation to your employees on this volunteer opportunity!
Please contact Juliana Lee at 963-1433 Ext. 113 for more information on this opportunity.