This week, a group of Mentoring USA mentors attended a taping of the Katie Couric Show—and two very special mentors were selected to undergo a makeover by top stylists at the Louis Licari Salon in New York! We’re so glad that our mentors got to experience such a special day as part of the thanks they so deserve for all the amazing work they do!

Jackie is a Verizon employee who mentors at a public school in Harlem, while Sarah works at the Wildlife Conservation Society and mentors at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in the Bronx. We love both of their hair transformations, and hope the their day of pampering made them feel as special as we know they are.

“Our time on the Kate Show was a wonderful experience,” said Sarah. “We really got the star treatment!”

Sarah has been a mentor to a now-8th grader for the last two years. “He is a great kid, and it’s been a pleasure to get to know him,” says Sarah. “He is excellent at drawing and he likes to be creative in our activities together while mentoring. He’s also at the top of his class, his essays and schoolwork are featured in the hallway outside the classroom. He loves basketball (his dream is to play in the NBA) and he recently got accepted into a high school that specializes in careers in sports—a perfect fit for him! It’s been so rewarding to help him set goals and watch him achieve them.”