Last Friday [July 3], Legal professional-Normal and Minister of Authorized Affairs Kathy Lynn Simmons attended the Mirrors volunteer reception and opening of the Art and Digital Competition held in the Rick Faries Gallery at Masterworks.

A federal government spokesperson said, “At the Mirrors volunteer reception and opening of the fourth once-a-year Art and Digital Competition on Friday, 3 July 2020, the Legal professional-Normal and Minister of Authorized Affairs, Senator the Hon. Kathy Lynn Simmons, JP thanked volunteers and the Mirrors Alumni Board for their assistance and contribution to the advancement of the Mirrors Programme. Minister Simmons slice the ribbon to open up the party held in the Rick Faries Gallery at Masterworks.

Minister Simmons said, “Thank you for delivering the sources required to empower younger persons in Bermuda. We know this would not be attainable with out the time and skills contributed by volunteers. These are unprecedented times, and as a community, we are keenly aware of the psychological, financial and bodily effect this pandemic is possessing on us.

“Anyone would be pardoned for reserving their time and attention for themselves and their people amid a international crisis. Nevertheless, the persons in this home manufactured a decision to go outside of what would be suitable under the situation. You have extended your homes by continuing to present caring and assistance during the pandemic to those people younger persons you manufactured a commitment to eleven months back. We thank you for heading outside of the connect with.”

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“We really encourage our volunteers to keep on being dedicated to serving our youth and to assistance other folks to share in the working experience as perfectly. It’s these optimistic social connections concerning grownups and our youth that will proceed to establish a more cohesive, safer and much better community. Your consistent presence is essential to the foreseeable future of Bermuda.”

“The party was hosted by the Mirrors Alumni & Mates Affiliation in partnership with Burrows Lightbourne and Masterworks. Additional companions could not be current because of to the occupancy constraints.

Mirrors Programme Manager, Kimberley Jackson stated, “On behalf of Mirrors and the Ministry of Authorized Affairs, we wish to thank our companions and supporters for their ongoing contribution to optimistic youth advancement. It normally takes the community to raise a little one. We take pleasure in your support”.

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Ms Jackson included, “The university student art exhibit never fails to present us with a outstanding show of our youth’s inventive and creative talent. This yr the competition’s topic was ‘Home -Discovering different notions of what constitutes a emotion of belonging’.

“Little did we know when we chosen the issue that we would be in a pandemic, and pupils ended up physically at residence sheltering-in-area. The submissions are as soon as again fantastic. We are encouraging every person to go to the gallery to check out the exhibit and to forged a vote for the people’s decision award. The exhibition is open up as a result of August eighth, 2020.

“Mirrors Programme is a particular advancement and coaching corporation for youth in Bermuda. To come across out more about Mirrors Programme and what it has to present, be sure to go to the programme web site on www.mirrors.bm.

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Awards:

Volunteer of the Calendar year:

“This yr it was pretty tough to pick a person particular person when actually two persons demonstrated sizeable contribution over the study course of the yr, as this kind of two persons ended up awarded the title 2020 Volunteer of the Calendar year.

Initially Volunteer of the Calendar year:

“Cerepha Bridgeman of the Bermuda Police Service has volunteered ten times over the earlier ten several years in the capability of a everyday living coach and as soon as as an onsite volunteer. She is generally keen to assist her community and on 3 events she went outside of her commitment to coaching a person youth and coached two younger persons. She life the function, she sees how this function can assistance her be a improved particular person, which has permitted her to establish wonderful self-confidence. This has also permitted her to explore how getting vulnerable with herself and other folks will assist her in connecting with her community on a further amount. In all she does and states, she is a reflection of the crucial of “Integrity” matching your behaviour to your values.

Next Volunteer of the Calendar year:

“Denise Wilson-Adams has been a Mirrors volunteer considering that 2010. She has volunteered as a everyday living coach, offered production and logistics assist at camps and shared her decorating capabilities at most of the Mirrors functions. She has supported practically all functions held by the corporation this kind of as parent conferences, senior discussion board and junior discussion board camps, closing ceremonies and month to month observe-as a result of sessions usually arriving just before every person and is the previous to leave. Denise has manufactured it her mission to know the intricacies of Mirrors. In 2014 she joined the Mirrors Alumni and Mates Affiliation Board and is presently the Chair of the board. She certainly is an extension of the Mirrors Staff. From time to time she has to remind us that she does not function for Mirrors! She constantly goes outside of the connect with of responsibility, she sees the vision for the Alumni and works to fulfil the vision on a daily foundation. She does not relaxation until finally the occupation is performed. She certainly is a reflection of the crucial of “Commitment” observe your vision with out wavering. As Mirrors pivoted to assist parents during the “Shelter In Place” time period and remote learning, Denise joined us at practically each Zoom session with over 600 parents to present assist and suggestions at our debrief sessions which demonstrates her commitment to the achievements of the corporation. No make any difference what is required you can generally depend on her to go the more mile and assist the corporation in her commitment to lead to Bermuda’s youth.

Exceptional Contribution to Mirrors Alumni and Mates Affiliation Board Member:

“The awardee for Exceptional Contribution to Mirrors Alumni and Mates Affiliation Board Member is Tammy Warren. She begun as a Mirrors volunteer in the capability of a everyday living coach and supported in that role over the earlier 3 several years. She then expanded her role and joined the Mirrors Alumni and Mates Affiliation as a Board member. This earlier yr she had the accountability of overseeing the Mirrors once-a-year tag working day which is not an easy activity. She was brave adequate to step outdoors of her comfort and ease zone and make it transpire. She unassumingly generally considers the more substantial image and what it will take to carry out the activity at hand. In her conversation with other folks, youth or grownup, she speaks to really encourage and empower them. She is a reflection of the crucial “Speak with Excellent Purpose” converse truthfully and kindly.”

Tenure Awardees

3-4 Roles Unique Recognition

  • Kimberley Greene
  • Patrice Brown
  • Simon Joseph

5-6 Roles – Bronze Award

ten Roles- Gold Award

  • Cerepha Bridgeman
  • Jonathan Nesbit

2020 Volunteers

Place of work Support:

  • Valerie Dill
  • Kimika Jackson – Pupil Intern
  • Jeanette Robinson
  • Heather Stephens
  • Delores Thompson

Junior Discussion board Volunteers

  • Akilah Smith
  • AleshaPage
  • Denise Wilson-Adams
  • Denishun Furbert
  • Iesha Musson
  • Jayvon Iris
  • Jonathan Nisbett
  • Khomisha Lottimore
  • Lakray Dagrilla
  • Leslie Grant
  • Sache Bascome
  • Shereet Fern
  • Sherwin Wilson
  • Tracey Wilkinson
  • Zakee Govia

Cohort fifteen Everyday living Coaches

  • Antoine Lightbourne
  • Caroline Rance
  • Cerepha Bridgeman
  • David Stubbs
  • Donna Smith
  • Gary Joel
  • Gladwina O’Mara
  • Iesha Musson
  • Jay Donawa
  • Jennifer Murdoch
  • Kim Environmentally friendly
  • Kofi Agyakwa-duodu
  • Luvern Trott
  • Meishka Zuill
  • Nea-Cherri Simmons
  • Pamella Blackwood
  • Patrice Brown
  • Sarah Turnball
  • Sharon Evans
  • Simon Joseph
  • Tahiyyah Muwwakkil
  • Terrence Burgess

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