The 14th Annual Mentor Appreciation Night was held on Friday, November 4th at the City Year headquarters in Boston. Presented by Partners for Youth with Disabilities “Mentoring in the month of Gratitude”. During the evening PYD was honored to celebrate their devoted mentors, mentees, families and volunteers. Also recognized were those who joined the celebration from the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind’s Project LENS. During the Ceremony of Gratitude and after the opening remarks from Regina Snowden & Kristen Humphrey, several awards were presented including the Christopher P. Dunne Peer Leadership Award. This year’s recipient was Dejan Pajevic. Christopher’s’ mother, Cathy Dunne and Christopher’s’ brother Brian Dunne joined Dejan Pajevic (shown in the photograph) as he spoke to an audience of mentors, mentees and other invited guests. Congratulations to Dejan and other recipients such as Josh Jones who received the Rayleen Lescay Spirit Award, LENS Mentor of the Year Cheryl Cummings & Richard Cohen, Mentor of the Year.
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