Esther Lotz is Awarded for Exemplary Mentoring
Burlington, VT – (January 23, 2012)
On January 18th Esther Lotz was awarded the Mobius Mentoring Movement Certificate of Recognition for “outstanding generosity & dedication to mentoring.” Senator Patrick Leahy & Burlington Chief of Police Michael Schirling were present at the ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington.
Spectrum Youth and Family Services nominated Esther for the award. Esther has been a volunteer mentor with Spectrum for one year, mentoring a young woman. According to Dee Johnson, who oversees Spectrum’s mentoring program, “Esther continue to amaze and inspire me. Her passion and energy are extraordinary. She has allowed her mentee to experience things that have changed her for the rest of her life.” Mark Redmond, Spectrum’s executive director, stated, “We consider Esther to be an exemplary mentor in our program. She is incredibly dedicated and committed to her mentee, truly making a difference in her life.”
At the ceremony, Esther said, “It was the finest moment of my life. I am so grateful for this recognition.”
Spectrum Youth and Family Services has more than 41 years of experience providing housing and support services to homeless, foster, and troubled youth in Vermont. Spectrum’s mission is to work with Vermont youth and families to improve their lives through advocacy, direct service and a continuum of support, to create a more just and compassionate community.