Jerrid Anderson, Mentor
The primary reason I became a CfY mentor was to give back. I was fortunate to have the upbringing I did, and my family has always been dedicated to giving back through volunteering and monetary contributions. CfY gave me the opportunity to do both while also learning a tremendous amount about myself and the student I mentored.
My experience with CfY changed me in many ways. The most exciting change I have noticed in my life is learning to put myself in someone else’s shoes. I have learned that people are generally wonderful, especially at CfY and I was able to meet so many people from different walks of life. From the students to the other mentors and program leaders I was able to gain a new appreciation for hardships and victories everyone faces on a daily basis, and it had a positive impact on the way I live my life. Expect the best out of people, and you will usually get it!