Shortly after his father passed away during his senior year at Hardaway High School, Hank found the support he needed through a United Way partner agency that connects teens and encourages them to make smart choices.
He has told the agency’s staff many times how they have impacted his life in profound ways at a time of great need. The staff continues to be inspired by his kindness, compassion, and joy. He truly is a light and a role model for other teens, and the agency is proud to call him one of their own.
“This has truly filled my life with a lot of love and joy. I had been missing a lot of that lately since my dad passed away. Joining [this program] gave me support to get through a tough time in my life while also giving me a way to be able to help others who might be going through tough times. I get to use my story to help someone else.”