Mentor Appreciation Banquet

The 2014 Mentor Appreciation Banquet was an award winning night. Family Connection from Towns & Union counties came together to throw a Hollywood themed banquet for their mentors. The evening’s festivities included a delicious dinner from Kat’s Catering as well as speeches from Katy Jones, Union County Family Connection Co-Director and Mentor Coordinator, Amy Gibby-Rosser, Towns County Family Connection Director, Cynthia Wood, Towns County Mentor Coordinator, and mentors from Towns & Union county.

The speakers gave statistics showing that students who were mentored had a decrease in office referrals and an increase in attendance and grades. Quotes from school administration and office personnel were given to show the school system’s gratitude. The mentors shared stories about the children they have been working with. Each mentor received a gift as a small token of gratitude for their time they have devoted to the children of Towns and Union County.

Jeff Carlin, Union County Mentor spoke at the banquet about the two young men he is currently mentoring.

Jeff Carlin, Union County Mentor, spoke at the banquet about the two young men he is currently mentoring and the joys of being a mentor.

Thank you once again to the mentors of Union & Towns counties. Your dedication to your students truly is changing lives.