JENNIFER'S STORY

Jennifer and her mentees meeting up for a meal together

A Meet The Beautiful People Series Story

To Jennifer, Beautiful People is her family. Mentoring with Beautiful People came to her “by accident” back in 2011. Jennifer was then looking for opportunities to give back as a mentor after receiving so much from hers when she was in her teens. She was searching for a place where she could volunteer with youths when her friend introduced her to the Andrew and Grace (AG) Home.

Jennifer began her weekly visits to spend time together with the girls who stayed there. While volunteering at AG Home, she was introduced to Beautiful People by the home. Jennifer then decided to join Beautiful People.

Jennifer is now a mentor to mentees from the “My Beautiful Life” programme at Beautiful People. She recalls leading her mentees back in 2013 where the theme for that year was to ‘Pay-It-Forward’. Together, they went door to door in the neighbourhood to clean homes, plan community events and also embarked on an overseas trip to a children’s home in Batam to do community work. These shared experiences showed Jennifer how much her mentees had grown. “I enjoy watching the girls grow up to become wives and mothers. Learning from their experience as I give my time to them, I am a beneficiary of this beautiful relationship.”

The Beautiful People family is one that cares for every member. During a Beautiful People retreat, Jennifer shared her wish to become a trainer. She believed that it was essential to equip mentees with the necessary tips and skills on how to manage and grow relationships with the community. Susie, a mentor at Beautiful People, remembered Jennifer’s dream and invited her to be part of her training team when she was forming a team to lead the Free for Good programme. Jennifer was then able to live her dream as a trainer by imparting life lessons to the mentees in the Free for Good Programme.

Having been a mentor with Beautiful People for more than 10 years, Jennifer hopes to continue as a pillar of support to new mentors and help grow more mentees into future leaders. It is her wish for the mentoring relationships she has fostered with her mentees will last a lifetime.

2020

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