Davis Vaughn, mentor
CfY has been a great match for me because it has provided an opportunity to be around students and to get out of my comfort zone. An unexpected benefit was the relationships I built with the other mentors. With such a diverse group of people coming together for the common goal of mentoring youth, I have greatly broadened my perspective by getting to know people that have taken completely different paths than me.
More importantly, my experiences with CfY have also given me insight into the daily struggles so many of our youths have to go through. Many of the students are forced to take on so much at such a young age, and even with mentors, life is a battle for them. I have gained a deep appreciation for how hard many of them are working and how powerful positive outside influences can be on their choices.