"Scott is a great guy to hang out with. We throw a football, go to the movies and play basketball. [With him] I’ve changed a lot for good. I used to have a temper and I’m still working, trying to control it.” Brian, a 15-year-old in foster care through the Hampton, Va., office of Lutheran Family Services of Virginia Inc., was talking about Scott Frost, his mentor for two years.
Brian, a success story, graduated from the mentoring program (last name of foster children are omitted for their privacy). His foster family is in the process of adopting him. He’s made a lot of progress, Frost said, adding, “He’s worked on his anger and how to deal with it, and he continues to express his feelings verbally.”
|Varney Goll (left) helps 14-year-old JB explore the library after the youth finishes his day’s classes. Goll is a therapeutic counselor for Lutheran Family Services of Virginia in Hampton, and serves as a mentor to give support, guidance and opportunity to young people like JB who need extra attention.|
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