Mirrors News

Helping youth change their lives

6 September 2015

September 3, 2015 Raguel Dill was 13 when he learnt he was a foster child. The revelation shook his world to its core. “I became unhappy and angry at my parents most of the time,” the 17-year-old said. “I had gone all that time convinced they were my real parents and then when they told […]

‘Get off the wall and make things happen’

6 September 2015

September 3, 2015 Otis Nolan did not think he was doing anything extraordinary when he signed up to become a Mirrors volunteer. So it came as a shock when the charity presented him with its Outstanding Committed Partner Award. The City of Hamilton employee never missed a meeting with either of his two mentees and […]

Mirrors has proved its worth, says Minister

6 September 2015

December 1, 2014 Sixteen young adults have been praised in Parliament for trying to overcome challenges such as substance abuse and turn their lives around. Community Minister Wayne Scott told the House of Assembly the teenagers had just completed an intensive residential scheme hosted by the Mirrors Programme. He said they shared their experiences at […]

Mirrors donates $22,000 to public schools

6 September 2015

November 5, 2014 More than $22,000 was given to public schools today as part of the Taking A Stand for Youth campaign. The initiative was launched by the Mirrors Programme, a personal development scheme for young people that challenges participants to recognise and fulfill their potential. A total of $22,394 was shared out to 27 […]

Community Minister praises Mirrors and urges more people to get involved

6 September 2015

September 3, 2014 Community, Culture and Sports Minister Wayne Scott praised the hard work of the Mirrors Programme and urged more members of the community to get involved. Speaking at an open house for the programme, Mr Scott said that since its launch in 2007 Mirrors has worked with more than 2,000 adults and almost […]

Educators link up at training workshop

6 September 2015

July 4, 2014 A cadre of educators and youth workers this week went through a professional development training workshop, care of Government and the Mirrors Programme. A total of 36 people took part in the three-day workshop, which came about as a result of dialogue between Mirrors and the Bermuda Sloop Foundation. According to a […]

Govt aims to make Mirrors Programme independent

6 September 2015

March 15, 2014 Government plans to cut the Mirrors youth development programme loose as an independent entity, according to Community Minister Wayne Scott. And the overseas organisation on which Mirrors is based — Uncommon Results — has had its consultancy budget trimmed from $270,000 to $203,000. Overall, Mirrors saw its budget allocation for the coming […]

Mirrors leader will go outside her comfort zone in half-marathon

6 September 2015

February 7, 2014 Mirrors Programme coordinator Kimberley Jackson is going the distance on May 24: just over 13 miles, for the Bermuda Day Half-Marathon, in a bid to raise $600,000 for the Island’s youth. The personal development programme’s initiatives range from working with young students to safeguarding at-risk youth. “People have been asking me why […]

Mirrors graduates are honoured

6 September 2015

September 9, 2013 A group of young people were honoured this weekend as they graduated the Mirrors Programme’s six-day Residential Intensive course. In a ceremony at the Grotto Bay Hotel on Saturday, the 16 graduates were praised for their progress and urged to continue on their current path. OBA Senator Alexis Swan noted that the […]

Mirrors works to find better ways for adults to relate to youths

6 September 2015

September 5, 2013 Mirrors has launched its breakthrough campaign designed to train adults how to find common ground with younger people. Mirrors currently offers programmes for personal development for Bermuda’s young adults from 15 to 24 years old, aimed at improving self-esteem, attitudes, life skills and accountability. The new campaign has been launched despite a […]

Mirrors bowls $6,320 to charities

6 September 2015

August 13, 2013 Two local charities benefited from a community service project to raise funds by the ‘Cohort 8’ participants of the Mirrors Programme. Feed My Lambs Ministry and the New Beginnings Education Trust will split the $6,320 raised as a result of the first fundraising bowling tournament. The tournament was held on July 20 […]

Mirrors Programme Completion Ceremony

9 September 2013

Mirrors Programme Completion Ceremony for Cohort eight held Saturday evening at the Grotto Bay Resort.   Click here for more photos