Jacob is an 8th grader at Haven Drive Middle School and was Ashley Cazares’ very first mentee when she started mentoring on campus. Jacob has been willing and eager to improve academically ever since that first day. He came to Ashley for help with Math, and they have dedicated time after school for tutoring. Since then he has gone from failing Math class to earning a B! He is now eligible to play sports and is trying out for the school soccer team. “I’m very proud of his dedication and willingness to improve!” says Ashley.
Jacob attended the BHC AmeriCorps’ Pathways to Success event at Golden Valley High School on Make a Difference Day. After listening to a guest speaker from the U.S. military, he is considering joining the military after he graduates from high school. On a side note, Jacob’s twin brother, Joshua, is being mentored in the AmeriCorps program by Ashley’s site partner, Maria Sepulveda.