2011-2012: Over 4,000 Volunteer Hours in 9 Months
- 60 Middle School Students Enrolled
- Over 50% Improved their grades measured by GPA & MAPS score
- 70 High School & College Mentors donated over 1,600 Mentors hours towards tutoring
- 35 Adults volunteered over 1,000 Hours
- Program Director volunteered Over 1,400 Hours
- Awarded: “Trailblazer Volunteer Station of the Year”, United Way of the Bluegrass.
- Awarded: “First Lady’s Award” for educational impact in Kentucky – Ky Council on Community and Volunteer Service (KCCVS),
- Awarded: M&Ms was nominated by the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) for its inter-generational approach to mentoring and education.
Over 20 Supporting Organizations
- Kentucky Farm Bureau of Woodford Co.
- NASA Kentucky – University of Kentucky
- United Bank – Versailles, KY
- United Way of the Bluegrass
- RSVP Trailblazers
- Ministerial Association of Woodford County
- Ministerial Association of Woodford County Soup Kitchen
- God’s Pantry
- United Way
- Dairy Queen, Versailles
- Terry’s 5&10
- Pisgah Presbyterian Church
- Woodford Community Christian Church
- Church of Christ
- First Christian Church
- Woodford County Middle School
- Woodford County High School
- Woodford Community Education
- Midway United Methodist Church
- UK Agriculture Extension
- Life Adventure Center
The first “M” of M&Ms always stands for Mentors. The student mentors are A students holding a 3.5 or better. They are involved in Academic Team, Athetic teams, Band, Choir, Yearbook, FFA, NHS, BETA and every other club imaginable. One mentor runs a radio show on the weekends, another showed Golden Retrievers and was one of the best Juniors in the Country! They are all outgoing and personable and all make time in their busy schedules to give back to their community through mentoring.
Education – SENIOR CORPS – RSVP Trailblazers – From Article on Challenge.gov – United Way of the Bluegrass RSVP Trailblazers: Click Here Starting a non-profit wasn’t what Lisa Johnson had planned for her life following early retirement; until she found an unmet need in her …
An intergenerational approach to mentoring means we encourage mentors of all ages- high school, college, young adults and retired adults. Mentors&Meals welcomes all adult volunteers and those age 55+ can also become “Trailblazers”.
Multiple awards from the United Way of the Bluegrass. A trip to the Governor’s Mansion to accept an award. Being a finalist in the nation for innovative impact on education.