Posted June 11, 2012
Lindsey Horowitz (English and French) became involved in the community through the mentoring group Falcon Friends during her first year at Bowdoin. Though she had never been a mentor before, Lindsey formed a close relationship with her first mentee and was encouraged to continue mentoring. Now leading the group, she enjoys “working directly with children and helping them to feel better in situations that can be unfortunate.”
Lindsey also began working with children in a new capacity her senior year – as the coach of a fifth grade girls’ basketball team in Topsham.
In addition to mentoring and working with children, Lindsey has also pursued her interests in public service and the arts through opportunities afforded by the McKeen Center. Last summer she completed an internship with Five Rivers Arts Alliance through the Community Matters in Maine Fellowship Program where she gained knowledge and appreciation of the vibrant art communities in Bath and Brunswick. At the end of her internship, she was voted on to the Five Rivers Arts Alliance Board where she remains a member. As a senior, Lindsey also served as McKeen Fellow co-president of the Bowdoin Volunteer Corps and helps to manage the variety of student volunteer groups on campus.
“For me, mentoring was a learning experience as well as a way to apply my education to the Common Good. I am so glad to have been involved with mentoring at Bowdoin because it gave me the opportunity to engage with the greater Brunswick community and to have an awesome time doing it!”