Mentor Journey This month’s Covenant House Alaska mentor spotlight is Tom Homza! Tom has served as an exceptional Rights of Passage mentor since December 2018. Tom’s motivation to become a Covenant House Alaska mentor stems from our mission statement. In the Covenant House mission statement is a phrase about serving youth “with absolute respect.” I feel this is a critical …
National Volunteer Week It’s National Volunteer week! Our volunteers are amazing. And this last year hasn’t been easy. Covenant House Alaska relies on volunteers to engage with our youth in ways no other team members can. The dedication of time and talent expresses such a profound and genuine caring for our youth. There are many ways Volunteers are involved! They …
Margaret’s Story Margaret is a long-standing supporter of Covenant House Alaska. The story behind her involvement in our mission to end youth homelessness and trafficking isn’t typical. To start, Margaret’s story is wrought with hardship and tragedy. But ultimately, is a story of love and hope. First, we asked why she wanted to support Covenant House Alaska, Margaret replied: “If …
“I’ve always enjoyed working with kids. I used to coach girls’ soccer teams, so being able to give feedback in a helpful and useful way is something I felt confident in. It was a good fit for me at that time in my life. So I applied to become a mentor and began spending one day a week at ROP.”
John Beaton is a passionate guitar player who has been volunteering at Covenant House Alaska since December of 2017.
Over the past four years, Pat has developed great relationships with youth and staff. She has become close with some of the staff who have been there since she started.
We have roughly 50 volunteers who consistently dedicate time each week throughout the year. Volunteering has looked quite a bit different as we creatively engage current volunteers virtually for the time being.
It was Christmas time of 2018 when Mary first came into Covenant House Alaska’s Youth Engagement Center. It was shortly after that event she submitted a mentor application. She began her mentorship in March of 2019.
With the uncertainty that COVID-19 has brought to our community, we know that many people feel compelled to help in any way they can to flatten the curve and to assist people who need it most right now.
Bhante began volunteering at Rights of Passage (ROP) in June of 2019 offering guided meditation on Thursday evenings. For many of the ROP youth, this has been their introduction to meditation.
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