Alumni Stories: “Where Are They Now?”

Badin pictured as a teen at AFH.

“AFH was all I expected and so much more,”

One of Badin’s works from the Painting Studio at AFH.

“[Stephen] struck the perfect balance between an older cousin who you looked up to, the biggest motivator, and also somebody to help you see outside of your immediate purview.”

“You form such deep friendships and relationships with both your peers and mentors.”

“I think one of the most unique aspects of the organization are the characters and personalities that they’re able to recruit, and beyond all that their consistent dedication across the board.”

One of Badin’s works from the Painting Studio at AFH.

“Realizing that I could put together an art portfolio and the fact that I had a body of work… it was kind of like putting my experience at AFH in a 10-slide deck.”

“AFH has a tremendous impact, and I wish more people understood the kind of impact AFH has on young teens… It’s unparalleled.”

“AFH made me a better rounded person, and I had that confidence of being better rounded after I left AFH.”

One of Badin’s works from the Painting Studio at AFH.

“At AFH teens learn to talk about not only their work, but themselves, their perspectives, and their reasoning in a very natural way.”

“I’m excited to see how those things continue to happen for the next 30-plus years.”

One of Badin’s works from the Painting Studio at AFH.

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