I started mentoring Ben back in late 2019. Ben was adopted by a single mother when he was young out of the foster care system. Mentoring him has been both challenging and super awesome. I see him weekly and we do all kind of activities from going to the climbing gym, bike riding, coloring, to playing catch with the football.
This past winter we went up to the mountains to play in the snow! We had a blast and ended our day with hot chocolate.
Over the summer, when restrictions were lower, Ben was able to come over to my apartment and we made fancy griller cheese together!
Ben is 14 and life during Covid has been very challenging for him and his family. Our one on one time together has been has been really important to him and getting through this past year in particular. I am grateful to be Ben's mentor and to be a positive influence in his life!