We Celebrate Mentors (January 2019)

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We Celebrate Mentors: Featuring Spencer Bardwell

Last summer the Friends Program was pleased to welcome Spencer Bardwell to the Youth Mentoring team as our new intern. As a senior at the University of New Hampshire with an eye toward graduate school, he needed some real-world experiences to augment his academic endeavors. Spencer has been a wonderful addition to our office in a myriad of ways. When you consider his previous accomplishments include volunteer work in Columbia, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, and earning the lead Residential Assistant position for a large college dormitory, it is not surprising he quickly became an asset to our team. Yet, with the hectic lifestyle of a college senior balancing his scholastic/professional pursuits, Spencer felt it important to add “mentor” to his growing list of achievements.

Moise is a New American middle-school student. He is a young man curious about the world around him, but with limited opportunities to do so. However, since he welcomed Spencer into his life as his mentor, those opportunities have increased greatly. Being with Spencer allows Moise to see a different slice of life, and expand his worldview. A future for Moise that includes college does not seem as elusive after touring the UNH campus with Spencer.

If you’re interested in making a difference for a child in Merrimack County, like Spencer has with Moise, please reach out to our Youth Mentoring team at (603) 228-0108 to get started.