Jeffrey Rice is a 31 year old mentor for The G.R.O,W. Program. He started out as Diwee’s mentee when he was 14 years old. He has worked for several of Diwee’s companies i.e. The G.R.O.W. Program that provides behavior support staff in schools. He has also worked for Oval Marketing group (event planning company), G.R.O.W. Community Care (Behavioral Health Company), and he currently works for Oval Cleaning Co. He has directly benefited from life coaching in the areas of independent living skills, social skills, financial literacy and emotional wellness. He has leveraged resources provided by the program to start his own photography and videography business. He now has staff of his own and mentors young people with the wealth of knowledge that he has obtained over the years. Moreover, he has increased his overall quality of living as he and 3 other former mentees (now mentors) currently live in the same Luxury apartments downtown as the Director of the program. It is our goal to provide long term mentoring and support in efforts to change the narrative for participants in our program and help them to develop independent living skills.
“D gave me an opportunity and I took full advantage of it. I now have my own crew that I hired and I implement the leadership skills that I was taught”