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Youth Spotlight - DeMario

Youth Spotlight - DeMario

He is a man of little words, but his big smile and beaming bright eyes are all it takes to know he’s a friend. He has his act together and big plans for a promising future. He’s a pretty amazing kid, and we’re so glad he’s ours!

DeMario

He is a man of little words, but his big smile and beaming bright eyes are all it takes to know he’s a friend. He has his act together and big plans for a promising future. He’s a pretty amazing kid, and we’re so glad he’s ours!

Tell me a little about yourself.

I am a junior in high school. I like to go places and eat out. My favorite thing to eat is hot wings. In my spare time, I started a car washing business on campus.

What is one thing people might not know about you?

(Laughing) I am extremely shy. I do not normally open up to people until I know them for a long time and get comfortable with them.

Tell me about your car washing business on campus?

It started a few months ago when I was bored and wanted to do something. I asked my staff if I could wash the van and it all boomed from there. Now I wash all the vans on campus and some of the staff’s vehicles. I enjoy it, plus I make some extra money!

What are some values or lessons you have learned from being at MCH?

I have learned how to control myself when I get upset at something. I also have learned that I need to speak up for myself.

Who is the one person that you look up to the most?

Only one? Can I choose more? (Ha, Ha) I look up to Ms. Melissa because I can trust her. She sees both sides of the story and is a very hard worker. She puts a lot of her own money towards getting us things we like. She is dedicated to us boys. I also like Ms. Tonia because I know she cares about me and she’s not just here for a job. And last, Ms. Glenoria because she cares about us and she does the best in everything she does.

What are your goals or future plans?

When I graduate from high school, I want to become a truck driver so that I can go all over the country. One day I would like to own my own trucking company… that would be cool.

What advice would you give someone who just arrived at MCH for the first time?

Hang in there and keep your head up. You need to be thankful to be here and follow the rules that the staff have for you.

How would you say “thank you” to our donors?

Thanks for the support and effort. I really appreciate everything you have done and given me. I am very thankful.

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