October 19, 2010

Americorps*VISTA Begins Mentoring Program at Lund

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:50 pm by Lund

Eireann Aspell is an Americorps*VISTA serving at Lund Family Center. She began her term in August, and will spend the next year developing and implementing a mentor program for Lund Family Center clients. The mentor program will provide healthy and positive relationships for a range of clients who need extra personal support. Eireann is a recent graduate of Saint Michael’s College with a degree in English Literature. During her undergraduate experience, she was involved with a variety of volunteer opportunities through MOVE, Saint Michael’s volunteer program, and was an editor for the Onion River Review, the college’s literary and arts review. 

Lund’s Executive Director Barbara Rachelson says:  “We are excited to be part of the Americorps program and delighted to have Eireann here.  In addition to her enthusiasm and energy, Eireann brings lots of experience from her involvement in the St. Michael’s College MOVE program. Eireann has been busy connecting and meeting with community mentoring programs, researching mentor program best practices, and meeting with clients and stakeholders.  Eireann is excited to begin formulating matches very soon and we are thrilled to be able to offer this important programming to our clients.”

1 Comment »

  1. Eileen Warner said,

    Good luck Eireann.
    Several years ago I worked with your director (?) to design an event that would enrich the lives of the young woman at Lund. I recruited artist friends and brought them, their ideas and supplies to Lund once per month for some creative fun. I think it went well. Some of the girls appreciated more than others. They were not forced to be there. Attendance was good. I simply ran out of money for supplies and artistic friends. If I had some financial assistance, I would like to try again. These artists offered a lot of talent and skill. In thinking back perhaps we could get artists to commit to three visits. A better plan would work and bring so much to the lives of the young women trying to carve out a path on the high road. Eileen Warner


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