Amahri began attending Carver College and Career Academy two years ago. Her first year there was fully virtual, which was a challenge in and of itself. On top of that, she struggled with family challenges and was living in a group home during her second year at Carver.

Upon arrival at Carver she became connected with Carver’s CIS Site Coordinator, Mary Thompson. As one of her Tier 1 students, Mary was able to hone in on Amahri’s needs and start helping her focus on achievable goals. The one-on-one services Ms. Thompson provided focused on behavioral and academic support, along with other basic needs. Through this effort, Amahri was able to work on interpersonal skills, and built quality relationships with staff and peers.  She told Ms. Thompson before she graduated, that she is “grateful for the adults who were nonjudgmental, supportive, and understanding.” Amahri plans to attend Norfolk State University to study Nursing. She hopes to work as a midwife one day.