“Your life is like a camera. You capture the moments. You learn from the negative. Sooner or later that camera will focus and develop the most beautiful pictures.”
Those were the words of advice Donald Driver gave to graduates of the Donald Driver Mentoring Program at the completion ceremony held on November 12, 2019. Driver’s speech set the tone for the celebration, which focused on empowerment, paying it forward and perseverance. “Sky’s the limit. You can be anything that you want to be, just put your heart and soul into it,” he told the packed crowd of mentees, mentors and supervisors.
Driver thanked the mentors for taking the time to invest in others and acknowledged the pivotal role that they play in building confidence and helping others to see their potential. “Mentors, it’s your time and effort that allows these mentees to see the future; a future that they didn’t see before,” he noted.
The group gathered together to celebrate six months of hard work and dedication that paired Goodwill employees with community leaders. During this time, mentees set goals for advancing their careers, tackled challenging interpersonal situations, worked on growing their professional networks and much more.
Nicol Britten, Director of HR Business Partners at Goodwill, thanked Driver and the mentors for making a difference. “Donald Driver is a model for paying it forward. His story speaks to how one or two influential people can make a positive, lasting impact on another person’s life. Our mentors do just that. This fantastic group of leaders dedicate months of their time to helping our mentees achieve their goals. We are so fortunate that they are a part of this program,” she stated.
Congratulations to the 2019 Cohort Five graduates. The next cohort will start in May 2020. Nominations for the next group of mentees will open soon. Contact Jenny Nelson at 414-847-4132 for more information.
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Donald Driver Mentoring Program My Mentoring Program is about setting goals for advancing in your careers, tackle challenging interpersonal situations, building confidence, networking with new people and much more. I’m honor to know that my program has touch the lives of some many people. I’m proud to see this graduating class continue to grow and the work of our grateful Mentors! If you are looking to becoming a Mentor? Please let Goodwill MKE know...
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