Mentor Spotlight- Giovanni Brown

April 22, 2019

 

 

 Major: Media Studies and Production

 

Year: Junior

 

Hometown: Bronx, New York

 

What is your favorite quote?

 

"It always seems impossible until it is done." 

-Nelson Mandela

 

How long have you been a member of DonCARES? 

 

I've been a member of DonCARES since March of 2018

 

 

What is your favorite thing about spending time with your mentee?

 

My favorite thing about spending time with my mentee was reading a series he's writing. He always valued my opinion on it and just seeing how bright his imagination is was something I looked forward to on a weekly basis.

 

What has being in a mentoring relationship taught you about yourself?

 

 Being in a mentor relationship taught me that I am very resilient and very patient. 

 

What advice do you have for prospective mentors?

 

 I'd advise them to always make sure they visit once a week even if they don't feel like going because the students need that positive light in their lives and we can provide it.

 

What do you like most about DonCARES?

 

I like how a small group of individuals can have such a major impact on the lives of others and I'd recommend that more college students of color would join this family as we seek to broaden our horizon.