Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Accomplishments from our June Recognition Night

Mentees, mentors, and staff enjoyed dinner, and a presentation by Ginger, a mentor, on Positive Habits for Positive Results. This was followed by a presentation of Recognition Certificates.

Marquita is recognized for positive parenting and her continued success with attending her training classes.

Pam: For accepting a mentor as one tool to move forward in her life.

Renu has opened up her life to her mentor as she works on building a life for her and her daughters.

Tracy has worked very hard to find and maintain a job and support her daughter, which is very tough. She has to think ahead and juggle a lot.

Sharrone is on the Dean's list again. Also although she has had recent challenges, she has maintained her finances, studying with the PWG group on Financial literacy.

Terrence: I would like to recognize Terrence for his determination and discipline in working hard to finish school and working hard in college, and also currently excelling in his role as a manager. He is a responsible young man who has a stellar future ahead of him.

Terry graduated from Ivy Tech.

Michelle has maintained a positive attitude and done positive things in her life.

Camien completed her first semester at Ivy Tech with great grades. She is already enrolled in summer semester and working too!

Kaylee: For obtaining employment!

Chilynn: I would like Chilynn to be recognized for persevering through hard times and not giving up. She has been going through a lot lately but she continues to keep her head up and to stay focused on her children's needs.

Betty: For beginning a mentoring relationship as part of rebuilding her life.

Orathay: For opening her life to a mentor as she works toward self-sufficiency.

Pamela: For beginning a mentoring relationship as a tool to being even stronger.

Alan: For being very persistent in job hunting to find full-time work.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Fathers Day

Father’s Day is quickly approaching. Did you know that 70% of juveniles in state operated institutions come from fatherless homes?
Being a father is a significant bond, created out of love and instruction that a dad gives to his children. The role of a father comes with many challenges and sometimes a father could use a support network to assist with those challenges. Having a relationship with a mentor is certainly a unique way an individual could receive that needed support.
Trusted Mentor’s provides an opportunity for fathers who are re-entering the lives of their families after incarceration to have a mentor within our community. Working with other community organizations we receive referrals on individuals who would like positive mentoring relationships to help them achieve their goals for stabilizing their lives. It’s been our experience that if we can stabilize the life of the parent, the children involved have a direct benefit.
Being in a mentoring relationship is an opportunity to provide tools that help another person realize the potential they have in themselves. By definition, a mentor can be best described as a “wise and trusted friend”. Did you know that 70% of all corporate executives in our country have had mentors at some point in their lives?
While we work with both male and female referral’s, this Father’s Day we are reaching out to the community for more male mentors who desire to make a difference in the lives of other fathers in their community. Currently, we have 5 fathers referred by partnering organizations who are waiting for mentors. You can visit our website at for information on how to become a mentor.