Raising HOPE Resources & News

Resources for Mentees and Mentors

Below are a list of various documents which can serve as valuable tools for mentees and mentors as well. Click to download the printable pdfs (unless otherwise noted) of interest.


Identity Mapping Workshop

Writing-In the New Year: A Visioning Workshop

Artist’s Way Workshop based on Julia Cameron’s book about creativity “The Vein of Gold” with Program Assistant, Cecilia Deferrari.


An Introduction to Herbal Plant Healing presented by Raising HOPE Mentor Jen Costa, the founder of Eldermoon School of Herbs & Earth Medicine

Support materials:

Link for Free online course for Mentors/Mentees on Herbalism: Becoming The Roots – 10 Week Self-paced Herbal Medicine Making Course with Jen Costa of ElderMoon School of Herbs

Teas, Infusions, Decoctions… What’s the Difference? 

4 Broths – 1 Cauldron from Jen Costa Herbalism class


“The Gifts of Imperfection” Workshop with Raising HOPE Program Director, Amy Summers

Passcode: t^cG7!J!

Support Materials:

The Gifts of Imperfection Handouts and Accompanying Docs for Web and Participants



Tips & Tricks to Make Healthy Eating a Part of Your Lifestyle




The Art of Managing Time with Mentor Roxana Frontini



Raising HOPE in the NEWS

April 24, 2023 –

Let’s Talk, Kingston with Amy Summers – BETTY Concert

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April 18, 2023 –

“I Want What She Has” on Radio Kingston

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April 18, 2023 –

“Planet Seniors” on Radio Kingston

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May 17, 2021 – Planet Seniors, Radio Kingston
Amy Summers with Renee Gambino and Inno Powell from “Raising HOPE”
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December 17, 2020 – Raising HOPE HOLIDAY Party
Holiday Party 2020 with Raising HOPE
Watch on YouTube

October 19, 2020 – No One Like You, Radio Kingston
Amy Summers with two mentees from “Raising HOPE”
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October 15, 2020 – Harambee Radio, Radio Kingston
Amy Summers with mentor and mentees from “Raising HOPE”
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June 10, 2020 – i want what SHE has
Amy Summers and Tasha Ortloff from “Raising HOPE”
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February 2020 –
Raising HOPE Seeking Nominations for Women Who are Raising Hope in
Our Community
Download Nomination Form

February 12, 2020 – Hudson Valley One
Hudson Valley Women’s Mentoring Group Needs Volunteers
by Violet Snow

November 18, 2019 – LinkedIn –
Jennifer Wiley, Founder and CEO of Wet Cement
How to Share YOUR Gifts to Give Back This Holiday Season…and, in Return, Receive the Greatest Gift of All

November 14, 2019 – WBPM
“The Power of one to one mentoring” – Amy Summers

August 26, 2019 – Radio Kingston ” OUT Radio” – Signy Furiya
Talking United Way of Ulster County & Raising HOPE Women Mentoring Women

July 9, 2019 – Times Herald Record
Raising HOPE Scholarships Awarded

May 2019 – Daily Freeman
Raising HOPE provides mentorship and opportunity for female entrepreneurs

May 2019 – Daily Freeman
United Way of Ulster Will Honor Women

April 1, 2019 – Radio Kingston  “No One Like You”  – Julie Novak
Amy Summers: Raising Hope