2019 02 11 We Celebrate MEntors Kevin Jephthe

We Celebrate Mentors: Featuring Kevin Flanagan

The Friends Youth Mentoring Program is proud to welcome Kevin Flanagan to our stellar team of mentors. Kevin and his wife have enjoyed living in the Capital Region for nearly two decades.

Kevin previously worked with a local benefit plan provider, conducting seminars and safety classes on a broad variety of subjects. His colleagues say he has been mentoring for most of his adult life and has now decided to make his mentoring official, lending strength and support to his mentee Jephthe’s life.

When Kevin learned that Jepthe’s native language is Swahili, he learned to speak words of greeting to Jepthe’s family. He has approached their time together with energy and enthusiasm.

Kevin stepped up to improve the life of a local young person and you can too by calling one of our coordinators to register for an orientation, the first step toward mentoring a child! (603) 228-0108

2019 01 31 2015 RSVP Caren Bonisteel

 Some stories are just so good that they bear repeating! With the New England Patriots celebrating another AFC Championship and Super Bowl appearance, it’s worth mentioning and cheering that they also celebrate volunteerism.

Did you know that Friends RSVP Program volunteer, Caren Bonisteel, is a “Patriots Difference Maker” recipient and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation are supporters of the Friends Program? Team members honored Caren with a visit to Concord, where they spent time with local children and Friends Program volunteers.

Friends Foster Grandparent Program volunteer, Lorraine Howarth, is making an impact where she serves at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua.

In fact, a picture of her in action is currently on the ‘Impact – Academic Success’ page/section of their website (viewable by clicking on the picture below).

"We are so fortunate to have Lorraine here with us. The children absolutely adore her and it is clear she is so passionate about what she does!"  B&G Club

Hooray Lorraine ~ Thank You for all you do!


2019 01 31 Lorraine Howarth BG Club Nashua

Jaimie Jusczyk produced this outstanding video highlighting cherished experiences with her mentee Margaret while matched together in the Friends Youth Mentoring Program. Thank you so much for sharing, Jaimie!


2019 01 31 Jaimie Jusczyk Video link

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was featured in a NY Times article (access by clicking on the image below).

Friends RSVP has so many volunteer opportunities for seniors right here in our local communities. See which one, or more, may be a good fit for you and call our team at 603.228.0319 to get started down this rewarding path.


2019 01 31 RSVP NY Times