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Catholic Charities Recognizes Adult Mentors

FULTON, NY – In recognition of National Mentoring Month, Catholic Charities of Oswego County recognized adults participating in the agency’s Community Mentoring program.

The mentors assist youth ages 8 to 17 with a mental diagnosis in developing the confidence and character they need to succeed in life and become productive members of the community.

Adult mentors participating in Catholic Charities’ Community Mentoring Program were recently recognized at a luncheon to celebrate National Mentoring Month. From left are: Ellen Donovan, Kristian Allen, program coordinator Gail Cooper and Amy Penfield. Absent are mentors Gina Holsopple, Cynthia Morabito, Stephanie Macro, Tina Sherman, Carrie Whipple, Christa Burns, Pam Peeling-Somers, Carolyn Emond, Constance Goldberg, Melanie Proper, Gary Paricio and Joshua Gallogly.
Adult mentors participating in Catholic Charities’ Community Mentoring Program were recently recognized at a luncheon to celebrate National Mentoring Month. From left are: Ellen Donovan, Kristian Allen, program coordinator Gail Cooper and Amy Penfield. Absent are mentors Gina Holsopple, Cynthia Morabito, Stephanie Macro, Tina Sherman, Carrie Whipple, Christa Burns, Pam Peeling-Somers, Carolyn Emond, Constance Goldberg, Melanie Proper, Gary Paricio and Joshua Gallogly.

“We greatly appreciate the efforts of our mentors. They are dedicated to giving back to their community and making a making a difference in a young person’s life,” said community mentoring program coordinator Gail Cooper. “ I encourage those who may be interested in sharing their unique talents with young people that need our special gifts and support to become a mentor and experience for themselves the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to shape the for future for our youth and making a difference in a young person’s life.”

Those participating in the program as mentors receive $10 per hour for their efforts as well a reimbursement for any mileage associated with their duties as a mentor.

For information on becoming a mentor with Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Community Mentoring Program, visit www.ccoswego.com or call Cooper or Karen Davies-Buckley at (315) 598-3980 or e-mail at: [email protected] or [email protected]

Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.

Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.