Say hello to our newest citizen, Maria Quinones. Maria and one of her instructors, Deacon Tony Fiore, are pictured above holding Maria’s citizenship certificate. Maria also worked with Liz Kavanagh, another mentoring volunteer but Liz was not available on the day when this picture was taken.
Maria was a student in our Sr. Alice Petty, R.S.M. student mentoring program. This program pairs one student to one instructor so that they may learn English, citizenship, or computer skills in a small group or individual setting. We have found over the years that some students, for various reasons, don’t do well in a regular classroom environment, but they excel in a one to one class setting. For this reason we offer our mentoring program.