• Devon Mitchell

#MentorMeet: Jonathan


Meet Jonathan, an eighth grader from Huntington Beach and a mentee from our 2020 cohort of Youth Leadership Program Graduates. During the program he led a discovery interview with one of his favorite authors and commenced writing a novel based on his translations from French of his great-grandparents WWII letters.

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✨What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about video games, and creating and writing stories.

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✨What goals do you have for yourself in 2021?

I would like to start writing down some of the stories in my mind.

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✨What’s one simple way you’d like to contribute to your community’s needs this year?

I would like to be able to help my family in anyway I can and keep people safe. If I can volunteer somewhere that would be cool too.

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✨Is there someone in your life who has been a mentor to you in an unexpected way?

Carter [an older graduate from the same cohort], because he has helped motivate me to start character-writing and begin projects.

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✨What’s one thing you learned during your mentorship that you’ve applied to another area in your life?

I have learned to goal-plan and how to set out a step-by-step plan to achieve my goals.

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✨What other small businesses or nonprofits do you admire?

The Red Cross because they help people and WWF because they protect animals and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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