Updated: May 9, 2021

"Somebody who was influential in my life was my mentor/big sister Arailia. She does a prom program, so every year she picks a senior Black girl, and she sponsors them and pays for their whole prom process. Doing that, I gained a big sister. She taught me how to love myself again, that I have somebody to talk to, I’m not by myself. When I was really down, I could call her and cry on the phone. She would listen to me and tell me that everything would be ok. For her to do that for me, made a big difference in my life. It actually helped me want to change my major in school, because I was a business major, now I changed to psychology. I want to work with adolescent counselors, so that I can work with the kids and be a light in their life too."

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