Each semester, our Program Staff takes time to thank and celebrate our volunteer mentors with a Mentor Appreciation Celebration Week. Each staff member brings a homemade treat, local businesses donate raffle prizes, and we share time together to show our deep appreciation for our outstanding volunteers. This year's celebrations felt extra exciting after having limited mentors during the pandemic. Thank you to our corporate partners, Kentucky for Kentucky and Cup of Commonwealth, for helping make this a special week!
At Matchstick Goods we have been working behind the scenes to hire a Common Good graduate to join us as our Studio Assistant. Michele is a Senior at Opportunity Middle College/Bryan Station High School where she has dual enrollment. She has been working with Matchstick Goods since June 2021. We are thrilled to promote her to this new position on the team where she will be working with us for 12 hours a week to focus on hand-built products, office management, and product finishing. Her favorite thing about working at Matchstick is that she gets to work with her hands to build and craft pieces, which she finds calming. Welcome to the team in this capacity Michele!