The MENTOR Network

DSP of the Week

At The MENTOR Network, we believe that our Direct Support Professionals—who help carry out The Network’s mission every day—should be valued, supported and recognized for a job well done. That’s why we’re honoring our direct support workforce and the tremendous difference they make each day in the lives of thousands of individuals we serve.

Each week, we’re recognizing one of our remarkable DSPs. Please take a moment to meet these talented individuals and remember to thank them for their commitment to the individuals we serve.

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August 8, 2016

Kyle Skari

Direct Support Professional
REM North Dakota

“What I enjoy most about working in a direct support role is having the chance to positively change someone’s life.  Recently, one of the individuals I support has been trying to lose weight. He has been eating correct portions of food and is out walking 4-5 days per week. One of his previous staff members saw him and noticed his weight loss.  She commented on how well he looked and he smiled proudly and talked about how hard he has been working. It was a great moment.”

August 1, 2016

Devin Blankenship

Direct Support Professional
Indiana MENTOR

“What I enjoy most about working in a direct support role is helping people, connecting with them, and seeing how happy they are being able to do things that sometimes we take for granted.  I often go with one of the individuals we support to the stores he likes.  Just seeing how happy he is to go to those places is awesome.”

July 25, 2016

Lakisha Rogers

Direct Support Professional
REM Mississippi

“I enjoy working with the individuals we serve. Being able to help, assist and teach them different things is what I love to do. Recently, I took a group to the African American Military Museum.  As we walked through the exhibit, they heard stories and saw pictures of the many men and women who served our country.  We all really enjoyed touring the museum.”

View DSPs from July