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The change of seasons offers new volunteer opportunities and we are actively seeking new volunteers! Please contact a coordinator at 603-228-0139 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make a community connection.

2019 04 18 Volunteer Opportunities min

 

 

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We Celebrate Mentors: Featuring Tenley Callaghan

Tenley Callaghan has been a mentor with the Friends Youth Mentoring Program for two years. She has been a wonderful role model for her mentee, who is a New American and is now a sophomore in high school.

Tenley has brought her mentee to the opera and the ballet. They have also enjoyed baking wonderful treats to share. Their favorite activity to date has been their involvement with Family Promise of Greater Concord, preparing and serving meals to the homeless in our community.

We are grateful to Tenley for the role she plays in this young woman’s life. Would you like to make a difference in the life of a young person? Call the Youth Mentoring professionals at the Friends Program by calling 603-228-0108 to find out how!

Children a Concord Christian Academy were treated to a reading by Susan Masters, Friends Foster Grandparent Program volunteer of ‘Groundhog Day’ by Gail Gibbons, complete with an appearance of a talking furry Phil, top hat, and groundhog-shaped cookies.

On Thursdays, Susan visits the 1st through 5th grade classrooms plus a combined group of the preschoolers and kindergarteners (pictured) to read a variety of books. Susan reads with enthusiasm, heart, knowledge & experience and states, “reading to the children is just so fulfilling because they learn from it … and have fun.”

Susan puts a great deal of thought and planning into her reading selection and enjoys the Skippyjon Jones series. Cinder Chicken is on the agenda for upcoming 'reading Thursday' on Valentine's Day.

Days following the Groundhog Day reading, Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County posted on their Facebook page that the 5th graders from Concord Christian Academy participated in Pope’s ‘Paws to Read Program’ by visiting the shelter and reading to homeless pets awaiting adoption. FGP Susan has accompanied the students their also to read to the shelter animals.

2019 01 31 Susan Masters Groundhog Day1 Use this one

 

Our Winter e-newsletter features Dec 2018, and Jan & Feb 2019 happenings at the Friends Program

with a look ahead to upcoming events and activities!

Winter e-newsletter

2019 03 25

 

🎼 Sweet music on Valentine's Day! Friends Foster Grandparent Program volunteer Sylvia Doucette, affectionately called GiGi by students & staff at Epsom Central School where she serves, received an unexpected treat when singers from the Concord Coachmen Chorus delivered a 'Singing Valentine'. 🎶 This special gift and meaningful tradition is thanks to Cathy Gruette, mentor in the Friends Youth Mentoring Program … ‘singing it forward’ to senior volunteers for years!

2019 02 15 FGP 1 min

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