Mentor of the Month: Ann Delahunty
What is one of your favorite things to do with the young person you are mentoring?I have done so many things over the years with the kids, but the best dates are the ones when the kid truly opens up to you, and has a real conversation on how they feel.Who has been the most influential person in your life? (And why?)One of the most influential people in my life (not including every one of my great friends) would be my old boss Joe Michaeli, who I worked for 10 years. I was a nanny for his three boys. Just watching him raise those kids would warm anyone’s heart. Joe was always pushing me to go back to school, and to excel in everything I did. He even tried to teach me to cook! The confidence I now have, I owe to him.Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why?
The most interesting place I have visited so far in life is Israel. It was fascinating to actually see all these biblical places I had read about with my own eyes. Not only is the country beautiful, the people there are lovely as well.Share an experience that made an impact on you.Losing my dog had one of the largest impacts on my life. I feel like I didn’t take the time to appreciate him while he was here for his short time. Now I appreciate all animals. They’re such wonderful creatures, like my two pugs – love em’ to death!What words of wisdom would you pass onto the community to help our kids become more involved in healthy activities? (Or what would you pass onto the community to get more people involved in Mountain Mentors?)Mountain Mentors is such a rewarding program because you get back as much as you give. Knowing you are helping to shape a child’s future to some degree is wonderful. Just making them smile makes your day!
PROFILE: Ann Delahunty- Decade born: 60s- Born & raised: Bedfordshire, England- Music: I’ve been told my music taste is pretty bad. I would die if someone found my iPod. It ranges from Patsy Cline to The Prodigy.
– Favorite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie, Memoirs of a Geisha, Pillars of the Earth.- Hobbies: Reading, going to the movies, photography, and talking on the phone.Upcoming orientationOn Thursday June 22, the Mountain Mentors Program will be hosting a program orientation for individuals who are interested in learning about becoming a volunteer mentor. The program is in need of volunteer mentors. There are many children who have been waiting for long periods of time to be matched. This informative meeting will take place from 5:306:15 p.m. in the Hobby Room of the Community Center, Frisco. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to R.S.V.P., please call Kelly Kissling at (970) 668-4154.
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