New London’s Harbor Elementary School wins major award from Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Connecticut’s Foster Grandparent Program recently announced that New London’s Harbor Elementary School has been named its Program Site of the Year. The award recognizes the Harbor School’s ongoing receptivity to the youth mentoring organization’s Foster Grandparent Program and its warm interaction with the Foster Grandparents (senior mentors) stationed there. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Foster Grandparent Program currently operates sites at 35 schools and early education facilities across the state. Pictured, from left, at the award ceremony at the Pond House in West Hartford are: Patricio Tejada-Diaz, Foster Grandparent (senior mentor); Jeannette Mendez, Director of the Foster Grandparent Program; Rosalin Alcantara, Foster Grandparent Program Manager for Eastern Connecticut; Earline Askins, Foster Grandparent; Jason Foster, Principal of the Harbor Elementary School; Allison Socha, teacher at the Harbor Elementary School; Andy Fleischmann, President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Connecticut; Candida Arias de Tejada, Foster Grandparent; and Mayra Hutton, wellness interventionist at the Harbor Elementary School.