May 23, 2017

“My name is Dante Gibson and I was mentored by Parker in the Athletes Mentoring Program. Parker plays on the U of C Dinos volleyball team. At first, I was really shy in the program. I didn’t want to talk too much. Then the group and my mentor starting sharing our personal experiences in life and played games, which brought us all together. My mentor and I became closer because we trusted each other. Parker always knew when I was stressed out and he would cheer me up. But most importantly, Parker treated my parents like they were his. My parents always taught me to rely on family and respect them. My mentoring team became my family. I want to thank all the mentors who take the time to help kids like me to be more confident. Thank you for listening. One day I hope to be a great mentor, as we all should.”