Ryan and his mentor, Hoot, were matched for 6 years in the Lincoln TeamMates program. Now a college freshman at Nebraska Wesleyan, Ryan credits Hoot for inspiring him to reach his full potential.
“I think people undervalue how important it is to have stability in your life, so even having that one person who shows up every week is amazing,” said Secord. “That sense of stability is maybe the most important thing to good growth, both as a person and academically.
Excerpt from Nebraska Wesleyan University News Center