“They keep my interests in mind when they expect me to do something, even if it drives me insane,” Carlos said. “It’s helped me grow a lot.”
Carlos has always been interested in academic pursuits, but Mercy Home reinforced his motivation to continue his education. After graduating high school in the spring, Carlos began summer classes at a nearby community college. He plans on completing his general education requirements before transferring to a four-year college.
“I feel like if I hadn’t come to Mercy Home, I wouldn’t have been motivated to complete college,” he said. “It’s hard to express how grateful I am.”
Carlos is still mulling over his career options. Inclined toward science, math, and engineering, he is considering a career as a mathematician, engineer, or physicist. He also has an interest in journalism.
Mercy Home helped him prepare for his future career through job labs, where he learned such skills as how to put together a resume, write a cover letter, and dress professionally for work.
When asked about the best part of Mercy Home, Carlos thought long and hard before answering.
“Exposure,” he said. “Exposure to different things, exposure to opportunities. That’s helped me and a lot of other people here as well.”