Courtney – Age 15

"Every kid should have a mentor. Someone that they can look up to, talk to and have fun with. That’s why I go to the Dream Academy – it’s a great place to be. They find mentors who are positive, caring adults and get them to care about us. They don’t even know us at first, but they care anyway. Every child should have that. It makes me a better person. It lets me know that someone cares about me and how my life turns out. Some kids have had their mentors for five years or more."

"I’m going to High school, but I still come to the Dream Academy to meet with my mentor."