"I felt I had a chance of changing a few things. I thought it would be nice to have someone take me away from my house for a while."
"I started going places I had never gone. I met new people, and I got into sports. My bad grades turned into A’s and B’s. I NEVER thought I could have done this."
"This program has helped me in a lot of ways. It has helped me control my negative attitude toward my parents and sisters, and prevented me from getting into serious trouble.."
"We are going to know John for a long time and be there to cheer him on as he graduates from school and achieves his goals."
"I didn’t think I would have as much fun or enjoy his company so much."
"Within months, I was introducing Jackie as my mentor. Even today, I contend that I have learned more from Jackie than she has learned from me."
“Alan is like a second brother to me... someone you can count on.”
"When we first met, I had no idea what to do or how to act [but] we got to be friends really quickly and laughed a lot."
Katie knew that Elizabeth deserved someone to count on, and she was willing to be that person with a smile each week.
“Bob taught me some basic, important things... like how to shake hands... and how I should act.”