For most of my life, it has been me against the world. From a young age I had to learn how to survive on the streets. There were times during that period of my life when I made some choices that I'm not proud of, and that don't align with the person I am today. Thankfully, I have been able to turn my life around in a positive way. However, the shame that I felt about my past was holding me back from my full potential. It wasn't until I became a scholar at P2P that that started to change. P2P has given me so much hope and confidence for my future. My P2P mentor has been monumental, so helpful, kind and accepting.