This month, we’re excited to spotlight volunteer mentor Gabe! Gabe and his mentee, A, were matched last spring during Learn & Earn and quickly formed a close connection.

Mentor Gabe smiles for a selfie on the beach. He is wearing a winter coat, the sun is shining on his face.During this critical first year of their relationship, Gabe and A proved just how fun mentoring can be. One of the first times they hung out, A shared a new lightsaber they’d gotten and challenged Gabe to a friendly duel!

Suzannah Blass, the match’s program coordinator, had this to share about Gabe: “Gabe is a thoughtful, consistent, and reliable mentor who is always willing to put in work to be the best mentor possible for A. Despite living far away from his mentee, Gabe makes the extra effort to plan ahead and coordinate wonderful in-person visits. Gabe has been there to support A with anything they need and will follow their lead.”

Talk about being youth-centered! We can’t wait to hear how this match relationship grows as Gabe and A approach their one-year match anniversary in March.

On behalf of everyone here at Silver Lining Mentoring, THANK YOU for being an incredible mentor, Gabe!



Silver Lining Mentoring’s Mentor of the Month series shines light on the incredible volunteers who make a difference in the lives of our young people. Silver Lining mentors demonstrate our shared values of commitment, community, innovation, equity, and gratitude.

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