Doug, a Communities In Schools volunteer, has mentored Kevin for 6 years. “In elementary school Kevin struggled with behavior problems, which caused his grades to suffer. We met and worked on math homework or played chutes and ladders after school. Soon, his behavior improved. Kevin became interested in music and started playing percussion in the school band. Now that Kevin is in high school, we talk about life experiences and the importance of keeping good grades in preparation for college.
Mentoring Kevin gives me a chance to give back to the community. Growing up I had very few black male mentors, and I wanted to be that kind of example to Kevin. I’m so proud to see how he’s developed into a mature young man.”