I’ve been blessed with a second family. It’s a very big second family, made up of mentors, teachers, personal cheerleaders and life coaches who have helped shape the person I am today. I found them by accident at the Renton/Skyway Boys & Girls Club in Seattle. At eight years old, I became a member, expecting to get some homework help and to hang out with other kids, but instead I found this group of people who wanted to support and guide me throughout the years. Even now, as a freshman in college, I still think of the Club as family. I’ve never questioned whether to stay or leave – it’s just exactly where I belong. Read more.