Meaningful Mondays Episode 7 – CT Youth Excellence Project


Welcome to Meaning Mondays, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s (CFMC) podcast sharing stories of Good People Doing Great Things – Locally!

We live in a wonderful community full of remarkable individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations working – together – to help make Middlesex County a great place to live, work, and play. Join us and start your Monday off in a meaningful way as we talk with Good People Doing Great Things.

Episode 7 – mentoring can make all the difference in a person’s life.

Mentoring programs help our youth connect with our community, build strong relationships, and learn important social and decision=making skills. Cynthia Clegg, CFMC, is joined by Damion Grasso, founder and director of the Connecticut Youth Excellence Project (YEP). Damion shares his own experiences in college as a mentor that led to the creation of YEP and discusses how the program works and the important and long-term relationships he and the YEP leaders have created with boys and young men in our community.


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