Mentor Stories: Craig and Edward
<![CDATA[Often, we talk about the innovative ways Embrace Families works to ensure that Central Florida youth in foster care have the support they need to thrive. Edward is a great example. Since connecting with Craig as his mentor, he has flourished in so many ways. Through our programs he’s had the chance to be a “normal teen” -- gaining his driver’s license and earning a summer internship in IT. He’s also had the chance to excel -- winning a statewide speech competition and serving on the state board for Florida Youth Shine. Through it all, he has grown in confidence; is on track for high school graduation in May; and knows that he has champions, starting with Craig, who will continue to help him achieve his dreams. This young man’s future will not be defined by the circumstances of his past. Last year there were over 9000 young people, like Edward, whose lives were touched by Embrace Families. The responsibility is great, but it only takes one caring adult to change the life of a child. Today that caring adult is you. Watch their touching story and learn more about becoming a mentor at https://embracefamilies.org/make-a-difference/mentor.