Fred Massey created a mentoring program that not only changed the lives of so many troubled youths, but also changed his life.
“These kids are still kids, whether they are 18 or 19, they’re still vulnerable coming into a society where they have to find jobs, find apartments, and not be taken advantage of,” Fred said. “But we’re throwing them without the support we would have for kids that would be ours.”
He is referring to many kids who leave foster care at age 18 with nowhere to turn and no guidance. As the CEO of Familylinks, a nonprofit human services agency, Fred has overseen programs that assist families in crisis.