How StandUp For Kids Is Helping Gainesville High Students

Feb 12, 2019

StandUp for Kids – Atlanta

Daisy Zendejas, an 18-year-old senior at Gainesville High School, found StandUp for Kids at the right time.

Or, perhaps, the mentoring program found her. Either way, it came when she needed it the most.

“I’m really happy I got chosen for this,” she said.

Zendejas has had to grow up fast.

Her mother passed away while in high school, just before Zendejas became a mother herself to a boy.   

But Zendejas isn’t jaded or overwhelmed. It shows in her steady demeanor and positive spirit.

“She has the maturity of a 20-something-year-old,” said Sue Levine, Zendejas’ mentor. “A lot of hard times … that’s not easy to juggle all of that. Daisy’s just come through it.”

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