–submitted by Janet Piraino; photos by Mike Engelberger
Rotary scholars and their mentors got to enjoy some fun and games at the Mentor-Scholar Mixer at the Hilton before our noon lunch on January 6. We were prompted to get to know each other a little better by finding people in the room who matched the descriptions on our Mentor-Scholar Bingo sheet. As a result, we now know who helped their scholar find a job and who likes Caesar salad!
Jacqui Sakowski shared the importance of offering internships to our scholars, to ensure they have the opportunity to put the their education to use. We heard a moving story from one of our senior scholars whose internship is helping launch a career in women’s health. Ellie Schatz handed out applications for the new Kay Family Scholarship Fund designed to help students who need financial help beyond eight semesters to finish their degrees.
It was incredibly inspiring to be in a room filled with the next generation of leaders…and the people who are willing to do whatever it takes to help them overcome their challenges and reach their goals. It made me proud to be a Downtown Rotarian!