Traevon’s Story

Ever since he began working with us in 2019, Traevon has been an irreplaceable member of The NAN Project team with his positivity and insight. Traevon sat down with our Peer Coordinator Manny to talk mental health, covid, and gratitude during Minority Mental Health Month. How has the pandemic affected your mental health? Traevon: The…

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Elijah’s Story –

Strength in the Face of Mental Health How has the pandemic affected your mental health? It affected me negatively in the beginning. I like to stay home but at the same time I was starting  a new job and it was incredibly difficult to work at home.  I lost motivation and I had to deal…

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Peer Spotlight: Manny Hernandez

Could you tell us a little about yourself? I am from the inner-city of Lawrence. Growing up in my community was a beautiful experience, but it was also very challenging. My mom is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic and I am a first generation American. Coming to the States was what she dreamed of,…

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Peer Mentor Spotlight: Alison Sabean

This month, The Nan Project would like to highlight Alison Sabean in our Peer Mentor Spotlight! Alison has been working with us for almost two years now, and her story leaves her audiences with a message of hope. She has presented her story numerous of times to schools all across Massachusetts! Thank you Alison for…

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Peer Mentor Spotlight: Margaret Parkhurst

This month, The Nan Project would like to highlight Margaret Parkhurst in our Peer Mentor Spotlight! Margaret has been working with us for over a year now, and her story leaves her audiences with a message of hope. She has presented her story numerous of times to schools all across Massachusetts! Thank you Margaret for…

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Peer Mentor Spotlight: Andrew Christopher

Check out this month’s Peer Mentor Spotlight to learn more about one of our newest Peer Mentors on the team Andrew, and hear about his favorite classroom experience, his latest reading recommendations, and how playing sports and his dog Riley have been huge supports during the quarantine!

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Nabil Douq- PM Spotlight

Nabil Douq has been a Peer Mentor with The NAN Project since last spring, bringing their creativity and sense of humor to every presentation and coaching day. Social Media Coordinator Tom sat down with Nabil to catch up on almost a year as part of the team! Thank you Nabil, for doing this interview for…

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Greta Waag – PM Spotlight

This month, The NAN Project has featured Greta Waag in our regular PM Spotlight piece. Greta has been with us for almost a year, having joined us after several years as a Peer Specialist at Eliot. She brings experience, confidence and most of all lots of good positive energy to our team (along with a…

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Peer Mentor Spotlight: Jocelyn Cote-Pedraza

Jocelyn has been working for The NAN Project since last spring, and in the year that she’s been with us, she has grown so much! Jocelyn’s story is one of resilience and determination, of overcoming stereotypes and rising through adversity. I had a chance to sit down with Jocelyn, and chat about life, coping skills,…

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