Brisa and Denise met for the first time four years ago, and the match was made in heaven from the start! The pair seemed to connect right away as though they had known each other forever. At that time, Brisa was a very shy and unassuming 14 year old freshman. Despite her shyness she was at ease with Denise from their very first initial meeting.
Over the past few years, Brisa and Denise have worked together to solve some of Brisa’s academic struggles. Brisa initially struggled with time management and meeting homework deadlines. Denise coached her on how to manage her time effectively, and when needed, served as her tutor. The match also spent a great deal of time together working on Brisa’s senior action project, finding college scholarships, writing employment and college letters of applications and working on Brisa’s public speaking skills.
All work and no play makes for a dull match relationship. That’s why Brisa and Denise made time to have coffee, watch movies and discuss life after high school while planning for the future. Today, Brisa is an outstanding CNM student who is very engaged and vocal about things in her life and her community. She is working hard to succeed as a college student with a very bright future! Brisa and Denise are an outstanding example of how Mentor2.0 (and now Mentor 3.0) can ignite a young adult’s potential.