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DeShandra Newton, a former Mentors Care student, shares her story of perseverance and never giving up, a motto she lives by. She has received a Bachelors’s and Masters’s degree from Tarleton State and is currently working for Capital One.
While she was a student at Midlothian High School, she entered Mentors Care and was dealing with several significant personal struggles. Her mother was in jail, and DeShandra and her sister were living by themselves, on food stamps, and facing eviction from the apartment they called home. With nowhere to turn, DeShandra reached out to Dena Petty. She was afraid of disappointing her mom but knew she had to get help in order to achieve the goals she had set for herself.
Mentors Care is a non-profit organization that implements a proven method of mentoring students at risk of not graduating high school. Its volunteers are trained to encourage ACTION, HOPE, and a FUTURE for every student who participates in Mentors Care.
INSPIRING ACTION, HOPE, AND A FUTURE
Join Dena Petty, founder and executive director of Mentors Care, a highly successful high school mentoring program. In each episode, journey inside the passion and impact of Mentors Care. This podcast is full of remarkable people with amazing stories told by its mentors, school administrators, public servants, business owners, and even former students of the program. Be inspired to encourage action, hope, and a brighter future.