I have been a mentor with Year Up in Boston for a couple years now. My first mentoring experience was amazing. I worked with a young lady who was 22, a single mother of a 6-year old, working in a restaurant and living with family. She chose to make a difference for her & her daughter. She was accepted at Year Up, took a train and 2 buses every morning and was never late, worked hard, worked closely with her Year Up team and myself, successfully completed her internship and was hired by the same company. She has since been promoted, attends night school on line and lives on her own making a wonderful home for her and her daughter. We still meet for lunch about once a quarter and as much as I hope I’ve had a positive impact on her life, she has done the same for me. This is an amazing young woman and incredible example about how Year Up can make a difference!