Talbot Mentors: Growing in Strength and Reach

Talbot Mentors (TM), an organization providing one-on-one mentoring to promote positive relationships and development in our underserved children, is expanding in more ways than one. The organization now includes Mid-Shore Scholars (MSS), a college access and preparation organization in Easton specializing in making attending college a reality, not just a dream.

Vivian Landau, Naiset Perez, Sheily Bartolon-Perez, Alex Ortiz, Shanille Rollins, Genevieve Loveland, Julissa Quiahuo-Trujillo, Yubi Perez, Lisayda Mendez-Perez, Dayana Madrid and Alex Perez (standing) gathered recently as part of the Mid-Shore Scholars program.

As we seek to grow our impact on the mentees we serve, the Talbot Mentors Board identified accessible, practical college preparation as a key need inhibiting the next phase of our mentees’ growth. The integration of the Mid-Shore Scholars programming will give mentees the opportunity to continue their mentorship journey to and through college. By completing the full cycle, the hope is to create a pool of successful individuals who will add to the community and ultimately “pay it forward.”

With its expansion, Talbot Mentors now occupies additional space at its headquarters on Maryland Avenue in Easton. The additional space provides room for the students in MSS to work on large group projects, small teams, and in quiet spaces on an individual basis. Tutoring sessions and innovative enrichment activities in academic subjects allow students to improve skills and their application to real world problem solving, often using technology. The enlarged space also provides a place for elementary and middle school students to engage in art, science, and movement activities on-site.

How can the public contribute to this exciting and successful organization to impact the lives of children in Talbot County?

  • Learn about becoming a mentor by attending an informal infosession any second Wednesday of the month at 108 Maryland Avenue, Suite #102, in Easton from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. RSVP on Facebook or to 410-770-5999.
  • Visit talbotmentors.org or midshorescholars.org to learn more about goals and activities.
  • Like Talbot Mentors on Facebook where one can stay informed about the activities that mentors and mentees participate in and upcoming events.
  • Make a financial contribution online at www.talbotmentors.org/donate or by check to Talbot Mentors, 108 Maryland Avenue, Suite 102, Easton, Maryland 21601.
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