Jose // 2014-2016
I mentored Jose for two years at Wissahickon Charter. When I met Jose, he was lost. I saw a kid with severe learning disabilities, anxiety, and zero confidence. My supervisor recommended I mentor him because he had a love for art. Jose had drawing skills no doubt, but he lacked proportion skills and the willingness to accept criticism.
We worked every single day together for two years. I am so proud of everything we accomplished together. Jose got into The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush, a private art school in Philadelphia. Without all of his growth in academics, he would have never gotten in.The best way to describe our relationship is through a speech I made for him at graduation.
A tradition at Wissahickon Charter is that a teacher speaks on behalf of every student during graduation. Below, is my speech to Jose.