As a young boy, Chase went into foster care and lived in 16 different homes and eight schools. The lack of stability in his life led to disruptive behavior, but his caseworker was able to see past his anger to his potential.
She placed him at the Goshen Valley Boys Ranch, a United Way partner agency and group home that provides more than just housing. He received mental healthcare and behavior intervention, and finally began thriving in school.
Now a college graduate, Chase is a mentor at Goshen Valley – helping young boys to see the same potential his caseworker saw in him.
Just last year, United Way of Greater Atlanta and its partners helped 48,294 middle and high school students demonstrate academic improvement.