Armani and volunteer mentor Andrew were matched in 2022 and have continued to grow their bond through shared experiences. They were also honored speakers at our recent Match Gala. Read some of Armani’s reflections on how their match has encouraged him to follow his dreams. Growing up in foster care, I learned to expect two things: disappointment and chaos. I entered the foster care system when I was in... Read More >
Borias is 20 years old and loves cosplay. His favorite superhero is Spider-Man because he connects deeply with the character’s story of adversity, loss, and resilience. Growing up in the Boston area, Borias and his dad struggled to find stable housing. They moved around a lot and were homeless at one point. In 2020, Borias’ father passed away, and Borias entered the foster care system. He refers to this... Read More >
When mentor Keith showed up for his first Learn & Earn workshop, he sat next to the mentee who seemed, at first glance, the most different from himself. Fast forward three years, and that young person—Deavonie—has become a central person in Keith’s life.
Yamil and Monica connected mostly through video calls for the first year after being matched in October 2020. Just one year in, the pair built a beautiful connection working towards Yamil’s goals of completing his GED and becoming a singer. Yamil reflected on having Monica for his mentor, saying, “It’s good to have someone on your side to support you on your way.”