February Mentee Of The Month
"Mevelyn"

WHEN WE THINK OF THE QUOTE, “SILENCE IS A SOURCE OF GREAT STRENGTH”, WE THINK OF MEVELYN. WHILE SHE IS A YOUNG LADY OF FEW WORDS, WHEN SHE DECIDES TO SPEAK, SHE SPEAKS VOLUMES! WHEN “MEV” FIRST BECAME PART OF THE TFD FAMILY, SHE DEALT WITH THE MENTORS WITH MUCH CAUTION.  SHE DID NOT SAY MUCH AND HER LOOKS EXHIBITED ONE OF INTENSE MISTRUST.  DURING SESSION ONE, SHE TALKED ABOUT HOW SHE LOVED TO READ AND WHEN SHE EXPRESSED HER LOVE FOR READING, SHE BLEW THE MENTORS AWAY WITH THE IMPRESSIVE AND MATURE SUBJECT MATTER IN WHICH SHE WOULD READ. RIGHT FROM THE START, EACH MENTOR RECOGNIZED HOW EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT THIS YOUNG LADY WAS AND HER WORD SELECTION WAS QUITE REMARKABLE FOR A YOUNG LADY HER AGE. HOWEVER, BEHIND THE STRONG EXTERIOR AND THE INFREQUENT SMILE, THEY SAW A GIRL THAT HAD BEEN HURT AND WAS DEALING WITH SOME REAL-LIFE STRUGGLES. SINCE THIS YOUNG LADY BLOSSOM INTO THE FLOWER THAT EVERYONE KNEW SHE WAS FROM THE START.  STILL A YOUNG WOMAN OF VERY FEW WORDS, IT NEVER SURPRISES THE MENTORS WHEN WEEKLY THEY ARE GREETED AT THE DOOR WITH A “HELLO, HOW IS YOUR DAY GOING?” OR A RANDOM INBOX TELLING THEM HOW MUCH SHE MISSED THEM. SHE HAS GROWN TO BE SUCH A CARING AND INSPIRING YOUNG LADY WITH A HUGE HEART AND A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE AHEAD OF HER IF SHE STAYS ON THE RIGHT TRACK. LAST YEAR, SHE EXPERIENCED SOME THINGS NO CHILD SHOULD HAVE TO EXPERIENCE AND WE WATCHED HER FIGHT THROUGH IT LIKE A CHAMP. WE ARE SO PROUD OF HER AND THE WONDERFUL LADY SHE IS BECOMING. CONGRATULATIONS MEVELYN!

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