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Rob & CJ

I’ve tried to be a source of stability for my mentee CJ. It’s been a joy because in a lot of ways, he’s responded really positively to structure when I set goals for him, he wants to invest in himself, and the evidence are in his improved grades and relationships with his teachers.

Rob + CJI met CJ through volunteering at the Southeast White House during a church volunteering activity. It’s been a really, really good couple of years getting to know CJ. He’s a fascinating guy.  If I’m honest, it’s been a work in progress. I was willing to spend time with him and he was willing to cooperate with me. The mentoring program has really opened my eyes to a culture I really knew nothing about.  CJ has had to deal with a lot of instability in his life. I’ve tried to be a source of stability for him. It’s been a joy because in a lot of ways, he’s responded really positively to structure When I set goals for him, he wants to invest in himself, and the evidence are in his improved grades and relationships with his teachers.