Dre is one of our awesome student mentors at Lakeview Centennial High School. He has participated in the Peer-to-Peer Mentoring program since his freshman year, and attributes much of his personal growth to what he has learned through Just Say YES.
“The Just Say YES Mentoring Program has changed who I am,” Dre said, “and it’s permanent now.”
In the video below, Dre describes his life before the Mentoring program, and how it has helped him reach his highest potential. As a leader on his high school campus, Dre carefully evaluates every situation he faces. He now chooses to makes right choices not only for himself, but with the accountability of being a positive role-model to his mentees.
“The Just Say YES program has helped me because it has kept me out of a lot of trouble,” Dre said. “My freshman year, I used to get in a lot of trouble. (thenybanner.com) I used to fight a lot. And then I became a mentor and realized my mentees can’t see me do what I used to do. I’ve got to change for them.”
Watch Dre’s story here: