Mentor Spotlight: Aaron Williams

Name: Aaron Williams

Major: Sociology Major, Africology Minor

Year: Junior

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hometown: Allentown, PA

What is your favorite quote?

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Seuss

What extra-curricular activities are you part of on campus? How have they contributed to shaping your world-view and your identity?

I’m currently the secretary of Temple’s Pre Law Society and I work at Information Desk at the Student Center. It’s contributed to my world-view and identity because it has really reinforced the importance of being patient with people and the need for empathy when building connections and relationships in life.

How long have you been a member of DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc ?

I’ve been a member since August 2019.

Why did you choose to get involved with DonCARES?

I really wanted to go and make direct change in North Philadelphia instead of staying confined to Temple’s campus and just talking about the idea of change instead of acting on it.

What advice do you have for prospective mentors?

Being a mentor looks different on everyone. All you need is an open mind and big heart and everything else will fall into place!

What do you like most about DonCARES?

I like the mix of professionalism and informal approach to mentors and mentees that Don has created to keep everyone interested.

What is your proudest moment at DonCARES?

My proudest moment(s) are whenever I hear that my mentee has been accepted into a university or college!

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

It’s taught me how to maintain healthy relationships with people despite being so indulged in our personal lives.

What is your favorite part about serving as a mentor?

Not only teaching my mentee things but him teaching me stuff and giving me new perspectives.

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