PhilaU Counseling Student Visits White House for Mentoring Initiative

PhilaU student Tyler Wims attended a White House summit with President Obama for his work with My Brother’s Keeper Success Mentors Initiative.

PhilaU student Tyler Wims attended a White House summit with President Obama for his work with My Brother’s Keeper Success Mentors Initiative.

Community and trauma counseling graduate student Tyler Wims attended a White House summit with President Barack Obama last week for his work with My Brother’s Keeper Success Mentors Initiative.

The national mentoring program strives to help chronically truant students, some 470 of whom are currently being served through the initiative. Wims attended the Dec. 14 summit with a 15-year-old student from South Philadelphia High School who is being mentored through the program.

“This young man now sees the world through a different lens, a lens that doesn’t see limitations and allows him to believe that he can achieve anything that he chooses,” said Wims, student leadership director for the School District of Philadelphia and district captain for My Brother’s Keeper Success Mentors Initiative.

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