Story 31 of 100: Atlas Prep Match Hali and Iris

July 30, 2018

Mentor2.0 Match: (Mentee) Iris Juanico and (Mentor) Hali Dickson. Iris is a 10th grader at Atlas Preparatory High School

Story from Hali:

Mentor2.0 came to my work and I was immediately interested. I have had so many wonderful mentors and people that have impacted my life, I couldn’t possibly miss the chance to return the favor. When I read about my mentee, Iris, I almost felt like I was reading my own biography. Iris and I are very similar. We both love soccer, we have suffered losses in our family, we have brothers, we are hard working in school, we care about our grades, and we value friendship among many things. Now that I have had a relationship with Iris for an entire school year, I feel even more thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this program. Iris and I message each other often and always show up to the monthly events. There is never a shortage of things to talk about. I honestly feel that I have learned more from her than she has from me. She is so mature and goal-oriented for such a young age. She is a fantastic soccer player, as well. I love hearing about her good grades and helping her when she is stressed about assignments. She truly inspires me.