Smooth Ride: A Lesson in Partnership

If you’ve been to Easton’s Farmers Market (located in the parking lot on North Harrison St), next to all the produce, bakery goodies, flowers, crafters, and specialty food and drinks is another type of “pedaler.” But this one looks like something you would find at the Y or a home gym and it’s…

 

The Trippe Hosts Talbot Mentors Photo and Poem Project

Nine Talbot Mentors youth have been working on a photography-and-poetry project, a six-week affair with mentors and mentees getting together once a week. Each mentee was given two disposable cameras and a “scavenger hunt” list of things to shoot.

 

Talbot Mentors: Enjoy Finding Friendship

Five years ago, newlyweds Brenda Fike and husband Scott Spector moved here to take over running her father-in-law’s Bay Imprint business in Easton. Not knowing many people at that time, Fike looked to become involved with something that suited her...

 

Art Therapy Support Group for Children of Incarcerated Parents

The Maryland Governor’s Office for Children has made reducing the impacts of incarceration on children, families and communities a priority area. National research indicates that children of incarcerated parents often have higher rates of...

Science Camp a Huge Hit for Talbot Mentor

This summer, Talbot Mentors (TM) held a successful Science Camp program. Run by Paul Popick, who has over 40 years of engineering experience, this project gave campers an opportunity to spend a week exploring the world of science. This is the third year for the Science Camp and, according to…

 

Runners raise $3,400 for Talbot Mentors

A team of 15 runners raised $3,400 for Talbot Mentors by running a half marathon — 13.1 miles — on a rainy Saturday, May 19, at the St. Michaels Running Festival. All the money raised will go toward Talbot Mentors’ Summer Camp Scholarship program.

 

Providing hope one child at a time

Linda Featherman wanted to enrich a child’s life, to expose them to unknown possibilities and to create hope.Featherman grew up in Oxford, married, raised her family, became a professional interior designer and retired to her hometown.

 

Grant in Action: Talbot Mentors and Women & Girls Fund Helping Girls Grow

As part of the Talbot Spy’s continuing series on the philanthropic partnerships between the Women & Girls Fund and some of the Mid-Shore’s most remarkable nonprofit organizations, this month we turn our attention to Talbot Mentors which connects volunteer mentors...

Talbot Mentors seeks volunteers

School ends and gleeful students tumble out of school. After a few days, however, “I’m bored,” becomes a common refrain. Some of us might remember being home alone while the adults in the family were at work. There are 17 children of all ages in Talbot County who are on the waiting list to be…

 

Cycle of Inspiration: A Tale of Two Mentors

Dulce and ‘Lai are benefitting from the guidance of two individuals who have known each other for a long time. And under very interesting circumstances. You see, 12 years ago Merrilie became Jaz’s mentor. Now 24, Jaz—who works at Talbot Mentors—has had ‘Lai under...

 

Three Stories of Talbot Mentors

Naturally, all children and adults are unique. Recognizing the differences and similarities is a skill in which Talbot Mentors is well practiced. Matching a caring, committed, friendly adult with opportunity youth is Talbot Mentors purpose.

 

Spills and Thrills: Talbot Mentors—and Mentees—on Ice

When asked what he likes about ice skating, ten-year-old Jacob doesn’t miss a beat. “That I glide,” he says as he skates off to join his buddies on the ice. How about  seven-year-old Aiyonna? “If I fall down, I can get up quickly,” she shares. Between glides, spills come...