"I first learned about Austin Angels through a business networking group called Greater Value Network, during my first meeting with them I learned about Austin Angels and their commitment to supporting the organization. Before I understood what I was committing to I said YES to becoming a Love Box participant and a Dare to Dream mentor, it felt like a 'God thing'.
Being a small business owner, it is really easy to stay focused on work 24/7. Becoming a DTD mentor has made me more intentional about my time where I think about the impact that I can make outside of work.
Jennie and I have known each other for just over a year, initially she was distant but over time she has really opened up. More and more we talk about what is really going on with her, and I see that I have created trust with her. This is a really important time in her life, she is 17 and will age out of the system in four months, so I want more than anything to provide her with the support she needs.