ALKU: 2019 Cheers to Mentoring!


ALKU issued the following announcement on Nov. 14.

Last night, ALKU celebrated their 5th ALKU Scholarship recipient, Garshae Mowatt-Mckenzie, at the annual Cheers to Mentoring event in partnership with Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP). This year’s event took place in the beautiful Liberty Hotel in Boston’s West End. It was a star-studded evening with Jennifer Eagan of WCVB as emcee. The open bar was sponsored by Martignetti, and ALKU’s Marketing Director, Daryl Swanson, sat on the Cheers Committee, helping to plan the whole evening. Tom Caron of NESN, who is also on the MMP Board, kicked off the ALKU Scholarship.

The ALKU Scholarship is a $20,000 award, payable over four years, to a rising high school senior who plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution. The recipient must have benefitted from a positive mentoring experience with an adult, be involved in their community, have shown leadership in school and outside activities, and demonstrate financial need.

Garshae Mowatt-Mckenzie, a student at Boston Community Leadership Academy, accepted her scholarship in front of friends, family, her mentor Rachel Weidenfeld, ALKU and MMP employees, and local advocates of the mentoring cause, including First Lady of Massachusetts, Lauren Baker. The ALKU Scholarship was presented to Garshae by ALKU employees, Rebecca Crossley and Tarah Lovato. Both Rebecca and Tarah served as members of the ALKU Scholarship Committee, helping to read through 80 plus scholarship applications and make the exciting decision to award Garshae.

Garshae gave a powerful speech where her message was to “stay tuned.” Stay Tuned for what she is going to accomplish with this scholarship; going to college, going to law school, owning not one business but three businesses, and overall, stay tuned for when she gives back to the community that has given so much to her. Garshae’s passion and dedication to succeeding was felt throughout the room.

Cheers to Mentoring is one of ALKU’s most celebrated events. The mentoring cause is something that the whole company can get relate to, advocate for, and get behind. ALKU’s CEO, Mark Eldridge, sits on the MMP Executive Board and is a driving force behind ALKU’s involvement. Being able to impact an impressive and deserving individual like Garshae, is a tradition ALKU holds near and dear to its heart.

Congratulations to Garshae on her outstanding achievement, as well as to her mentor Rachel Weidenfeld who has inspired Garshae along the way. Thank you to all who supported and attended the 2019 Cheers to Mentoring event. We cannot wait to “stay tuned” and see what Garshae will continue to achieve in the years to come!

Check out Garshae’s full story here: https://www.alku.com/news/student-at-boston-community-leadership-academy-awarded-20-000-alku-scholarship-alongside-mass-mentoring-partnership/40426/

Original source can be found here.

Source: ALKU

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