Kevin’s Story

Turning a love for basketball into an academic slam-dunk

When Kevin joined West End House he was struggling academically and having trouble engaging in school. At first he would spend only an hour a day at the club, but as he developed a trusting relationship with the staff his involvement blossomed. Soon Kevin joined the basketball team, paired up with an academic tutor and was selected for the teen employment program. Later he became a peer leader in our education center, where he mentored, taught and inspired our youngest members. When Kevin made the honor roll in high school, West End House staff was the first to know.