Kerry need a listening ear

Having faced more difficult family and life circumstances than most students, Kerry needed a listening ear. Her friends at school seemed overwhelmed by what she had to say, and they recommended the mentoring program to her. She hoped for someone to talk with that had an adult perspective and could help share the burdens she carried. When she first met Carey, she felt comfortable right away and not at all scared to share personal details. Within a short time, they developed a close relationship. “She’s like my best friend …situations in my life haven’t changed, but it helps me to talk about it. She encourages me to keep going and helps me feel calmer. She reminds me to stop worrying so much and take care of myself.”