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Mentoring Matters: The Priscilla Project of Buffalo

Have you ever considered mentoring? Whether it’s a young person trying to get ahead in school or someone a little older looking for direction when it comes to choosing the best roads to travel in life, there are hundreds of mentoring opportunities available at any given time.

One mentoring program that recently came to my attention is Mentoring Matters: The Priscilla Project of Buffalo. This mentoring program is a partnership between caring people who are familiar (instructed or practiced) with the ropes of birthing and motherhood, and pregnant refugee women here in Buffalo. The partnership is more than simply teaching the ins and outs of navigating a pregnancy, it’s also about striking up a friendship with those who, for all intents and purposes, are worlds away when it comes traditions and customs.

To get a better sense of a relationship of this sort, listen to what mentor Jillian and her mentee Indra (part of the Priscilla Project of Buffalo), have to say about each other in this heartwarming video.

If you like what you hear, consider getting involved in a mentoring role. If you don’t have the time, then you can still help…

Vote to support Jericho Road!”

From Jericho Road:

“We are excited that we have been accepted as a finalist for First Niagara Bank’s “Mentoring Matters Grant Giveaway” contest for a video featuring the work that we do at the Priscilla Project. The grand prize of the contest is awarded to the video with the highest number of votes. Please vote for us and our video at this link below to support “healthy moms and healthy babies” in Buffalo.”

Also, learn more about The Priscilla Project on Facebook.


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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