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I have gained experience working in a professional environment that allows youth to feel safe and comfortable opening up about their lives.  I understand more about myself by working with at-risk youth. Through our conversations, I feel that I can make a difference in their lives. My youth assures me that it is nice to have a positive person to talk to. I also have the ability to be patient and understanding. I realize now that this is the career path I want to take.


My mentee is very open and willing to talk to me about his life. He is a very smart and talented kid who just makes bad choices. However, he tells me he wants to learn how to handle life’s stresses. My mentee has so much potential and is trying to better himself. He looks forward to our future sessions and having someone he can relate to.


Focus Forward opened up so many opportunities for me and exposed me to an environment not many people see or understand. I am grateful to be in the position I am in. This organization has made me appreciative about my life and my ability to impact youth.