Leominster Credit Union honored Aidan a mentee of LUK, Inc.’s Mentoring Program and participant in the “Diversity Through the Lens” project, by displaying his photographic work of art in their main office. Leominster Credit Union purchased Aidan’s photo at the LUK Mentoring “Kids At Heart” Gala held in February.
Aidan’s family, his mentor, Scott Bennett, LUK, Inc. Chief Executive, Richard Hooks Wayman and staff members of the Mentoring program recently attended festivities held at LCU’s headquarters which included the unveiling of the location where his coin themed photography will be displayed.
“We are proud to display Aidan’s artwork”, commented John O’Brien, LCU President & CEO. “At LCU, we are committed to making a difference in the communities where we work and live, organizations like LUK that provide resources such as the mentoring program are a great benefit to our communities.”
“The celebration is a prime example of the partnership and support that Leominster Credit Union has provided to LUK and the Mentoring Program for over five years”, commented Hilary Amedy, Mentoring Program Coordinator, “LCU is an integral part of the communities they serve and they exhibit this through their financial education and community based partnerships.”
LUK Mentoring was awarded the $2,000 grant through CHNA 9 to provide the “Diversity Through the Lens” project that Aidan and his mentor took part in along with several others. This project provided the opportunity to access digital technology to express their creativity. The mentees learned new skills and insights about diversity and cross cultural issues through the use of digital photography. A camera and special training were provided by AJ Abrams, a professional photographer from Triscele Photography to photograph their perspective of diversity.