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Sharyl G. – mentor

Crystal and Sharyl embracing; Photo credit: Jenny Rebecca Photography

“I love how it takes both of us to say ‘Yes!’ again and again as we build a strong connection” I taught school for 30 + years, children ages 8-10. I know that having a family member in prison is terribly discombobulating for children. I decided when I retired from teaching I would take the training…

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Crystal C. – mentee

Image of Crystal posing; Photo credit: Jenny Rebecca Photography

“What have I gained? Self-esteem, healthy friendships – I even had a book dedicated to me!” When I was still incarcerated, I learned about Mercy Connections [Vermont Women’s Mentoring Program*]. After 5 ½ years of being mentored by Sharyl, I can say I’ve learned and grown a lot! She’s an amazing friend, and we encourage…

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Mark K. – Participant

Mark posing with hands folded; Photo credit: Jenny Rebecca Photography

“It may not be at a fast pace, but I’m inspired to keep moving forward.” I was released from prison July 2015. When released I moved into the shelter. I had no family here and had to be here because of probation. I was unable to work and sat around at the park day after…

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