David Del Rio
I don't know if you understand how big of a role you played in my success thus far... but the guidance, structure, and support you gave me those first 2 years really impacted me and my course of progress that has now evolved into success.
You told me one time that "when you overcome obstacles and become successful it will taste so much sweeter because you know what it feels like to strive for something." I'm now the Superintendent for a great construction management firm in the city. In a year, not only have I climbed the ranks faster than I could have imagined, but they call me “the prodigy” and left me in charge of a $300 mil. project. All of that came from struggling and realizing what hard work is and what it takes. Thank you for being a part of that process.
My first semester of college, I had just failed all my classes and lost my scholarship. This program helped me get back on track to graduate and make something out of myself. By the end of the next semester, I was off Academic Probation, and with all A’s and B’s I was able to regain my Presidential Scholarship.
What I truly appreciated about my coach was that throughout the course of his mentorship, he always made clear that he had my best interest in mind. It definitely was not smooth sailing between us; he showed me a lot of tough love, and now I am grateful that I have a big brother, and lifelong friend who continues to help me realize my true potential. He instilled in me the belief in the bigger picture and that I am in the driver’s seat of my future.
Thank you brother!
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