Mentoring Appreciation Awards 2019
To celebrate #NationalMentoringMonth we recognized several mentors, supporters, and partners for their dedication, service, and impact. Thank you!
“2019 Ripple Effect Award”
Dave and Sue are a force to be reckoned with. Their contributions of time as mentors and match sponsors have had widespread effects to Affinity Mentoring and beyond, serving families of mentees, past and future.
“2019 Soaring High Award”
Maura has been a strong force for positive encouragement in her mentee’s life. She has helped empower her to be brave and confident.
“2019 Push Through Award”
Vanessa has been a dedicated mentor for many years to the same mentee. She even followed her mentee to our program when she moved schools!
“2019 Priceless Partner Award”
We couldn’t do our work without amazing partners like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, who continue supporting Affinity as advocates, sustainers, and champions. Not only do 8 of their employees mentor each week (and have for several years) but they cover half the costs of the mentoring relationships that each of their employees are involved in!
“2019 Longevity Award”
Suzann and Jose have been paired together for 10 years! They were matched when Jose was in Kindergarten and next year, he’s moving on to high school.After 10 YEARS together – this was Jose and Suzann’s last year together in the Mentor Center at Burton Middle School. We’re so happy to see Jose move on to high school, but we’re sad to see his time with Affinity end. Thank you Suzann Van Klompenberg for your dedication, passion, and kindness. We’re so grateful we’ve been a part of your lives for the past 10 years!