THE FOSTER CARE COMMUNITy
Rebecca Kelly is a mentor in our Dare to Dream program to an aged-out youth named Cheyenne. Shortly after being matched, Cheyenne graduated high school. Busy with three jobs but full of hopes and dreams, Cheyenne knew she wanted to go to college and Rebecca was ready to support her every step of the way.
Rebecca has experienced firsthand the obstacles of applying for college. She offered all her wisdom during the application process to eliminate as much anxiety as possible. Every hangout, she and Cheyenne would sit in front of the computer and fill out forms, look up classes, and schedule meetings with advisors. With the help of Taylor, the Austin Angels Case Manager, (link her bio page), Cheyenne was provided a laptop and school supplies, empowering her in her education.
Cheyenne is motivated and responsible, working hard in her employment and caring for her dog. Rebecca is a nursing student, busy with her studies. Through consistent support, Rebecca and Cheyenne have built a genuine friendship full of mutual appreciation. Whether it's sitting in front of a computer waiting for classes to open up, or simply sending each other uplifting messages, the two are woven beautifully into each other's lives.
The goal of our Dare to Dream program is to provide youth with relational permanency through mentors like Rebecca, who show up consistently. Because we believe that having someone show up for you makes all the difference in the world.
We have many youth across Austin who are in need of mentors. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about our Dare to Dream program or becoming a mentor, please visit our website, fill out our mentor application, or share this with a friend!