My mentor Brian Kasper (who I call Kasper) is in the Navy and volunteers his spare time to be my mentor. He is saving me from becoming another one of society’s foster care statistics.
Kasper and I were connected over two years ago. He demonstrates the importance of leadership, hard work, and commitment. It is a privilege to take guidance from someone who has also been in foster care because it is more comforting having a mentor who understands.
I wasn’t utilizing my resources to the point that I became homeless. My grades went from A’s and B’s to 3 F’s and 2 withdrawals, I lost my job, got arrested twice and was questioning if pursuing my education was still something I wanted to do. I struggle with believing in myself, and it’s honestly a battle that I face every day. With Kasper’s help, I’m learning how to utilize tools and resources that are helping me get back on track. Kasper has helped me with my finances, finding a job, and much more. He consistently supports and motivates me.
Kasper has had a huge impact on my life. He has been a fantastic mentor and is guiding me on the right path. I hope I can be a mentor just like him in the future and achieve my goals of helping other people.
– Hector, Promises2Kids Guardian Scholar