Ashley's Story

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“Three months ago, my mentoring journey with Carla began. The initial moments leading up to meeting her were a mix of excitement and nervousness. We clicked instantly, sharing laughter, tackling challenges, and having fun ever since. Her infectious excitement each time we meet up is a vivid reminder of the impact we have on each other. This journey has transformed us both – it's real, it's personal, it's us. Witnessing Carla blossoming into a confident, capable, curious, and creative person brings indescribable fulfillment. Beyond volunteering, it's a mutual mentorship and a genuine connection. I am grateful for her in my life and excited for the adventures ahead.

- Ashley Whiteman, Volunteer Mentor