TREY: VOICE OF A CHANGEMAKER

My name is David Black and Trey and I have been matched for almost 6 years. I continue to be impressed with his character and maturity. I think something that makes Trey such a great and unique young man is his ability to converse and share ideas with anyone he meets. While I would never consider Trey to be a shy person, I admire his ability to let others share their thoughts and opinions before sharing his own. He always allows everyone to be a part of a conversation and is always engaged with them.

This talent of his will not only allow him to continue being a great friend, but also a great leader who listens to others and takes the insight shared with him to make decisions for the better of him and those around him. I could not be prouder to call Trey my Little Brother and am excited to see his continued growth!

Hi! My name is Kemp, but people close to me call me Trey. I am 14 years old, and I’ve lived in Indianapolis since I was a young child. I’ll be a freshman at Herron High School in the Fall. I like to draw and learn about animals.

I also have a dog named Sugar. She is a 13-year-old Havanese. I live with my mother and my sister. My mom is my favorite person because she is funny, there is never a dull moment with her, and she is always available to talk to me.

Because of COVID, this year has been very isolating and boring. I missed hanging out with and seeing my friends. I went to school virtually for most of the year, but for about 6 weeks I got to go to school in person and see friends that I haven’t seen in a year. Even though virtual school is challenging and exhausting, I am really proud that I worked hard and was able to maintain good grades throughout it all.

Because of COVID, I took a break from Boy Scouts, which I had participated in for the last several years. However, since I have received the COVID vaccine, I am hopeful that I can do more, see my friends again, and that things are about to change for the better. 

What I’m less hopeful about is the mess that the adults in charge today have left my generation. For example: the high cost of post-secondary education, pollution, and global warming – to name a few. In addition to Boy Scouts, I also participate in Life Smart Youth’s Youth Council and also am a member of the National Junior Honor Society. With my participation in those groups, I hope I can begin to start preparing my generation to deal with what is coming.

Trey
Age 14
Little Brother



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