Truth be told I’ve never had a father figure and that has affected me in more ways than one. I believe it has contributed to some of the bad decisions I used to make. The only people I had to look up to where my brothers but they were in bad situations, one was facing a murder charge and the other was murdered. Now I have Mr. Alex Zengotita and the other Teacher/Mentors from ELEVATE Orlando to look up to.
Mr.Z , gives great advice and exposes me to different experiences. I have the positive influence I need to be successful. My grades are sky rocketing and my GPA increased from 0.9 to a 3.5. I can honestly say that I was only able to do this with the help of Mr. Z and the other ELEVATE Orlando Teacher/Mentors who encourage and challenge me to be the leader that I know I can be.