Lily & Kym
Lily and Kym lead by example; they are regulars at group events and arrive with open and welcoming attitudes. They love just spending time together, talking about life, artists, music, and sharing their perspective on different things. When they aren’t able to meet in person, they stay connected through phone calls.
Name of Mentee: Lily
Name of Mentor: Kym Duchesneau
Mentoring Program: Milton Mentors
Program Type: Community-Based
Length of Their Match: 4 years 7 months
Age of Mentee: 14
About This Match:
Lily joined the Milton Mentors program when she was nine and has been paired with Kym for almost 5 years. Kym will tell you that “Lily is thoughtful, kind and always thinking of others”. Kym will also tell you that “Lily can be quiet and serious at times but she can also be outgoing and funny”. Lily is passionate about music and dance and always willing to share her favorite artists and dance steps.
Kym’s favorite thing to do with Lily is to just spend time together, talking, visiting and learning about her perspective on things. When she reflects on how Covid has impacted their ability to spend time together, Kym sometimes feels discouraged. But, when they are able to get together again they can always pick up where they left off, which reminds her of the bond they share. They have a comfortable ease with one another and a real sense of mutual respect.
Lily and Kym were honored by Comcast and MENTOR Vermont as 2022 Vermont Ambassadors of Mentoring!