Minister of Social Development and Sports, Michael Weeks announced that 29 young people between the ages of 14-18 successfully completed the third phase of the Mirrors Community Programme.
The ceremony, held on Saturday June 2 at the Whitney Institute Middle School.
The Community Programme consisted of three phases – Enrolment, Residential and an eight Month Follow Through – based on the eight Keys of Excellence.
A spokeswoman said the Cohort 13th participants accepted the challenge to transform their lives and work toward accomplishing their personal goals through exploration and application of the ‘8 Keys of Excellence’.
“They spent eight months paired with a volunteer who coached them weekly on achieving their personal goals, they attended a monthly workshop and participated in a community service project clean-up day at Fort Cunningham,” she added.
The Minister congratulated the graduates for their accomplishment. He also urged them to “remember your journey doesn’t end here”.
Said Mr Weeks: “Continue to match behaviour and values; learn from mistakes; speak honestly and kindly; make the most of every moment; make your dreams happen; take responsibility for actions; be willing to do things differently and live your best life!”
Kimberley Jackson, the Programme Manager, thanked the staff of Mirrors for their “dedication and commitment to Bermuda’s youth”, and “community partners for your ongoing contribution to the success of our programme”.
She also thanked the parents and volunteers for their “support and willingness to partner with us to strengthen youth outcomes for a strengthened community”.
“This is truly a community programme. To the young people I am pleased with your results and I charge you to take what you have learned and live your best life,” said Ms Jackson.
For more information on how you can volunteer or to enrol a young person into the Mirrors Programme call 294-9291 or email email@example.com.
“Join the transformation of a generation” – Photos Courtesy of DCI