Alumni Stories: “Where Are They Now?”

A teenage Pelrine pictured at AFH.

“I think that’s really what ultimately ended up making me stay [at AFH] — the warmth of the people and how — I know how corny this sounds — but how genuinely like family it was.”

Pelrine, with Rob Gibb, working in the Painting Studio at AFH.
One of Pelrine’s works from the Painting Studio at AFH.

“The big scary adults — they want to hear from you. They want to hear what you have to say, they want to hear about your experiences.”

Converse collaboration.
Pelrine’s first expensive painting that sold.

“If Lesley [Kantlehner] hadn’t pushed me to join organizations like Bottom Line, I might not have ended up in college at all.”

Pelrine pictured as an adult.
Pelrine working with other teens in the AFH Studio.

“In a short period of time, they have impacted so many people and so many different organizations and have had a huge impact on the city of Boston.”

Pelrine cleaning up in the Painting Studio at AFH.

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