Wednesday, April 23, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Mentors share skills with program youth

wangeline column sig

By
From page A2 | December 30, 2011 | Leave Comment

Mentors and their charges who have worked together since Sept. 13 have completed half of the six-month Youth Initiating Professional Preparedness in Employment program.

The 30 individuals, 15 students who are each paired with one adult mentor, have worked together weekly to achieve the program goals of job training, work experience, business and career development for the youth enrolled in the YIPPIE program. The mentors share their life experience, training and business skills in an effort to train the program’s participants.

The mentors, all local volunteers, were screened and attended a six-hour training program in preparation as charter members of the program. The adults were also asked to dedicate an additional three months to their youth partner, to provide continued support after their March 13 YIPPIE Academy graduation.

Here is a look at the 15 advisers who have volunteered their time to YIPPIE:

David Avery is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and currently works as a JROTC teacher at Fairfield High School. He shares his skills as a group dynamics instructor, negotiator and facilitator, and his interests in reading, hiking, pets and sports with his program apprentice.

Chris Edwards is a Fairfield resident whose love of weight lifting, fitness and nutrition have helped in his work as a mentor. He enjoys sports, fishing and board games, and believes that being a YIPPIE mentor enables him to give back to the community.

Debora J. Ferrero-Waite is a nonprofit consultant and has worked as an elementary school teacher, principal and district administrator for the Napa Valley School District. She shares her interests in connecting ideas, people and resources with her YIPPIE participant.

Grayland Hilt, a Vacaville resident and Equal Employment Opportunity director at Travis Air Force Base, enjoys reading spiritual books, spending time with his family, observing nature and meaningful conversation. He believes that support of local youth is critical to creating a better community.

Monte Hoover, who co-owns Gillespie’s Abbey Carpet and Floor, has lent support for many local youth organizations in the past. He is a Vacaville resident and now shares his enjoyment of socializing, networking, camping, hunting and fishing with the youth he mentors in the program.

Carmen Jones is a retired banker and lives in Fairfield. She has worked as a mentor for the Children’s Network and Children in Need of Hugs programs, and shares her vocational experience and love of sewing and traveling with her student.

Jackie King-Walton is a Vacaville social worker and married mother of four teenagers. As an experienced youth mentor, trainer and teacher, she is able to share her interests in gardening, sports and board games with her student.

Kathy Lawton, a graduate of Florida A&M University, works as housing manager for Suisun City. She has worked with low-income housing participants in the public and private sector since 1994, and understands the needs of the program’s disadvantaged youth.

Marilyn Manfredi serves on the Board of Directors of the Solano Community Foundation and is a representative of Medic Ambulance. She believes mentoring helps youth develop their potential. Her hobbies include golf, photography, yoga and music.

Danette Mitchell is freelance writer and opinion columnist in Vacaville. She shares her passion for writing, books and music in hopes to be of service to the program.

Michelle Quezada was a low-income youth who benefitted from mentors who helped her break from poverty. She now works as a benefits specialist in human resources for Partnership HealthPlan of California in Fairfield, and volunteered for the program so she can give back to the community.

Raymond Robinson is a finance specialist and married father of four. As a YIPPIE mentor, he works to introduce the group’s trainees to successful, professional people in the community.

Brandi Rogers hopes to guide youth toward successfully entering the workforce. She is the manager of the California Business Center in Fairfield and shares her interests of reading, softball and pets.

Tony Rosas is a Vacaville resident and a physical therapy aide for Body in Balance in Fairfield. He volunteered for the program because he believes there is an increasing need for youth mentors. His hobbies include travel, painting, photography, bike riding and swimming.

April Wooden is the Suisun City Community Development Department director. Her goal to spend more time as a volunteer has been met as she mentors youth in the program. She shares her love of ethnic and cultural events, architecture and hiking.

Congratulations for your successful efforts.

Do you have good news? Contact Ana Wangeline at 427-6981 or awangeline@dailyrepublic.net.

Ana S. Wangeline

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

Solano News

Delta barriers no longer needed

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A1

 
 
Supervisors voice concern on state Delta plans

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Slain Fairfield man loved family, laughter

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A1

 
Dental clinic coming Friday, Saturday

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A3, 4 Comments

 
Vacaville man to stand trial for baseball bat attack

By Jess Sullivan | From Page: A3

Rotarians talk about running clinic to help Haitians

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District eyes new auditor

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A4

 
County honors Purple Heart recipients

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A6

 
Solano recognizes 1,300-strong volunteer corps

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A6

 
Highway 12 night work scheduled in Delta

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A7

 
Kids fishing derby in Fairfield is part of Earth Day

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A7

 
Garamendi to host open house at Fairfield office

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A7

 
County approves Icon agreements

By Barry Eberling | From Page: B9

 
Ceremony set to break ground for Suisun City Walmart

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B9, 19 Comments | Gallery

Dutch Bros. opening with free drinks

By Barry Eberling | From Page: B9, 7 Comments

 
Golf tournament to raise funds for children

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A10, 1 Comment

Mustangs and More event moved back to October

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A10

 
Museum readies to host Sallie Fox Day in Vacaville

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A10, 1 Comment

Rotary club to host clay shooting derby

By Susan Winlow | From Page: A11

 
Ghost Walk returns to Suisun City

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A11

Penalty decision looms in Winters homicide case

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A11

 
NAMI talk on reducing mental health stigma

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A11

 
.

US / World

In Internet TV case, justices show concern

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

GOP candidate releases education policy overview

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

 
Obama views mudslide scene, mourns with survivors

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
Biden: Russia must ‘stop talking and start acting’

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

Jet stowaway at hospital; security issues linger

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
SKorea ferry toll hits 146 as search gets tougher

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

Ukraine orders new ‘anti-terror’ operation

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
In Ukraine’s east, mayor held hostage by insurgent

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
‘Piles and piles’ of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

By The Associated Press | From Page: A15

.

Opinion

Mystery of Ukraine’s anti-Semitic pamphlet

By Frida Ghitis | From Page: A13

 
Editorial cartoons for April 23, 2014

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A13

 

Groundwater becomes next big California fight

By Thomas Elias | From Page: A13

 
Fairfield’s main problem is the mayor

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A13, 1 Comment

.

Living

Community Calendar: April 23, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
Solving and resolving life’s problems

By Barton Goldsmith | From Page: A2

Today in History for April 23, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
 
A healthy take on the very not healthy Scotch egg

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

How can I get my 12-year-old grandson to sleep in his own bed?

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: B7

 
Horoscopes for April 23, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: B7

.

Entertainment

Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

 
DeGeneres making design series for HGTV

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

Discovery to chronicle Everest avalanche

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

 
Bieber seeks delay in Fla. DUI trial

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A11

 
.

Sports

5 Fairfield runners finish Boston Marathon

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B1

 
Sharks beat Kings 4-3 in OT, take 3-0 series lead

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Prep swimming update: Postseason looms on horizon

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
SCC softball ends regular season with 29 straight wins

By Brian Arnold | From Page: B1 | Gallery

David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Seahawks acquire QB Terrelle Pryor

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

NFL playoff game to air on ESPN for 1st time

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
MLB suspends 4 after Brewers-Pirates brawl

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Djokovic: Wrist better, will try to play in Madrid

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Armstrong coach Bruyneel banned for 10 years

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Pujols’ 500th HR helps Angels beat Nationals 7-2

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Rangers rally for two runs in ninth to beat A’s

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Beverly Hanson, forgotten pioneer in women’s golf

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Warriors announce new plans for SF arena

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Kentucky freshman Julius Randle to enter NBA draft

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

AP Source: N.Y. Giants’ Hill facing 3rd suspension

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Warriors’ Curry eager to erase Game 2 nightmare

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Spurs’ Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Raiders begin offseason workouts

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

NBA Playoffs: Raptors even series with Nets

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
.

Business

Novartis reshapes business with GSK, Lilly deals

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

 
McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

AT&T had strong 1Q on wireless installment plans

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

 
Valeant, Ackman make $45.6B Allergan bid

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

.

Obituaries

Robert James Carty Sr.

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Richard P. Horn

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Dondi Martin

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Anne Irene Elizabeth Fulgoni

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4, 3 Comments

Kyong Hee Maxwell

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Norma O’Regan

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

.

Comics

For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Wizard Of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

 
Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

 
Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7