Lance Davis is a sophomore at Hostos Community College, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He also works as a Youth Development Coach in New York City for the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, where he mentors youth aged 14-25 and facilitates support groups and trainings. Lance hopes to become a social worker and vocational coordinator for young adults who are at risk of homelessness and struggling to find employment. Upon successfully completing his bachelor’s degree, he will continue to pursue his education with a master’s in Social Work.
When Lance first started college he struggled. He was just transitioning out of foster care and had no guidance, and he was afraid to ask for help. As a result, he became discouraged. Now, he has successfully transitioned out of foster care, is working a full time job, and is ready to challenge himself to achieve more. When he finds himself struggling now he can ask for help and seek support when needed. These are the things he models to the youth he works with. When Lance isn’t working or doing school work, he can be found in a shopping mall or at the gym. Lance enjoys staying fit and fashionable. His favorite line is: “When you look good, you feel good.”