Posted on December 7, 2013 under Newsletter
Sometimes, relationships just click. That’s how it’s been from the start for Alray Scholar and Bunker Hill Community College student Charita Parham (L) and her Alray mentor, Alexa Rentas (R). In the late summer of 2012, when mentoring chair Jack O’Brien introduced them over coffee, the two women instantly hit it off. As Alexa recalls, after a while Jack sensed that the connection between her and Charita was so strong that he excused himself, saying, “I don’t think I’m needed here!” Over their last year-plus working together, their connection has only grown stronger, to the point where they now sometimes finish each other’s sentences.
As part of our ongoing commitment to provide our scholars with the resources and support they need to succeed, the Alray Scholars Program hosted a resume-building workshop for past and current scholars at The Boston Globe offices on November 14, 2013. Career counselor and certified resume writer Lynn Walker Levy donated her time and skills as an instructor for the event. A dozen scholars came to the workshop hoping to perfect their resumes and have all of their questions answered. Alray mentor Scott Rynne, a football and lacrosse coach at Tufts University, even came hoping to learn a bit more about the skills that could best help his mentee.