Pre-Service Spotlight: Mu Hernandez

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Age: 20

Year Major: Junior/ English - Secondary Education

Favorite Quote: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

1. Why did you choose to get involved with DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc.?

I chose to get involved with DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. because I’m always looking for opportunities to impact younger communities in a positive light. It was also important to me that DonCARES puts a lot of focus on the relationship between minorities and mentors, more specifically, how the presence of a mentor can dramatically alter the lives of these children.

2. How has mentoring work influenced your career decisions?

As an aspiring high school educator, mentoring has impacted my career decisions immensely. Through working with my church and other mentoring opportunities, I’ve discovered a passion to working in schools and have decided to dedicate my life to youth!

3. How are you spending your summer?

I’ve been spending my summer working in retail and reading books. As an English major, I’ve been trying to expand my literary collection to become a better educator. I’ve also been trying to spend as much time with my family as possible before the school year takes up most of time.

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