Meet Our Community with Roger Lorenze

Roger and O’Tayvione

My experience with CfY has opened my eyes to how many people, especially young people, want to get involved and help others as mentors. When I was in my 20s and 30s, I never would have thought to get involved as a mentor. I also realized how many incredible young students that have so much to offer are looking for (and needing) the support and friendship of others. The combination of incredible people wanting to help and incredible people looking & needing help works. The friendships that are built and formed between mentors and students are awesome. My favorite moment with my student O’Tayvione, when he was describing our dog (Bear – a chocolate lab) to our Family Group as “our” dog. It made me feel really good.