“My name is Thomas T. Mentoring to me is all about making a difference. When I was growing up in the 60s, the youngest of three, my brother was in Vietnam most of that time, and I really didn’t have anyone to look up to at home. I was bullied at school and wasn’t good at sports. I remember that feeling of feeling alone. This is why I believe in mentoring kids. I retired in 2013, and my kids are grown. I decided I wanted to mentor…”
Members of our Hempstead Senior Community Service Center recently enjoyed a new jewelry making class with instructor Carmela Barile. Activities like jewelry making are provided to the senior centers by our own Senior Health Promotion program, which is generously funded by Nassau County Office for the Aging.
Each year, Chance to Advance awards scholarships from $2,500 to $5,000 for youth enrolled in the program to assist with the cost of college education or secondary school expenses. Melisa, a Chance to Advance scholarship recipient in 2016, recently shared the impact the scholarship has had on her academic progress and her future career goals.