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June 18, 2020

Congrats To Our Seniors!

Name: Aliya

Mentor: Sheena/Michelle

Attended: Kentridge High School

What is one memory with Friends of the Children or with your mentor that stood out to you? Friends of the Children has provided many memorable experiences and became a vital part throughout my upbringing and truly shaped who I am. What stood out to me the most was the family created. My experience at Friends allowed me to gain the most personal, sincere, and supportive individuals in my life. I could never take for granted the opportunities given to me, as well as the unconditional love I received. I will forever be grateful

What’s your next chapter in your journey? I plan to continue my education and am attending the University of Washington Tacoma campus fall 2020 with direct admission to Milgard School of Business to pursue a major in Business Management as well as potentially minoring in Psychology.

Name: Ashanti

Mentor: Jasmine/Sheena

Parent/Guardian: Tahnjanese Grayson

Attended: Southlake HS

What is one memory with Friends of the Children or with your mentor that stood out to you? There are so many memories with the program that stood out to me, that I can’t even pick one.

What’s your next chapter in your journey? I will be getting my CNA license. I’m going to Seattle Central for fall & winter, then spring I’m going to Clark University.

Name: Ce’Mari

Mentor: Sheena

Parent/Guardian: Seleste Savage

SAttended: Foster HS and South Seattle College (through running start)

What is one memory with Friends of the Children or with your mentor that stood out to you? One of my favorite memories with Friends are attending the camping trips and sleepovers with the youth and mentors.

What’s your next chapter in your journey? My next plan is to take a gap year (fall semester) and to find my passion on what I really want to do moving forward. From there I would like to attend college in state and eventually transfer to an HBCU.

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