As a local college student, Ben was searching for a way to volunteer in the community. He found mentoring, and was inspired to join the program at Kids Can Community Center, supported by United Way of the Midlands, with the hopes of being a positive influence in the life of a young person. Ben was paired with Darius, a young boy in need of a mentor. Whether it’s baking, football, or homework, Ben and Darius enjoy their time together. Ben encourages Darius to grow and work well with others and Darius, in turn, has helped Ben improve his leadership skills and become more open-minded. The pairing has helped both of them grow immensely – progress that will continue to impact their lives well into the future.