Team FAM: Leadership

Marvin Ezhan

Marvin Ezhan is a passionate advocate for youth leadership development and social change. Before graduating from Bridgewater State University with a Communications degree, he became a mentor with FAM (formerly known as Fam for Change), an innovative mentoring program for students facing barriers. This experience strengthened Marvin’s commitment to working with youth and becoming an […]

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Ariana Barbosa

Coming from an immigrant family, in which parents come to another country to create a better life, not only for their family but for generations to come, there are high expectations of me to even set that bar higher. Growing up I knew the pressure was there, so I had to make sure I did […]

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Will Medero

“A chain is only as strong as the weakest link”. I believe that despite a team having several star performers it means nothing if some people fall behind. Throughout my professional career and experiences I have focused on young people, facing adversity who are typically left behind by building confidence and leadership. Through a deep […]

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Jismaly Mejia MSW

Passionate about children, youth, and families, I persevered to obtain my clinical Master’s in Social Work through Boston College, as a Hispanic, low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented student. Most of my experiences stem from clinical and residential services, as well as working in academic/school environments, both, in urban settings. Throughout high school, college, and today, my […]

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Kenny Monteiro M.Ed.

Kenny Monteiro, founder and CEO of Friends and Mentors, Inc. is a lifelong resident of Brockton, MA. His work within the community began at the age of 14, where he started as a Peer Leader for the Boys & Girls Club of Brockton and has since evolved into founding/organizing multiple youth-serving programs including FAM Mentoring […]

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