Will is known at the MCH Boys Ranch for his creativity and friendly personality. He is an avid reader, a talented artist and a walking encyclopedia of classic rock music.
“When I first came to MCH a year ago I was in a low place and did not want to accept anyone’s help,” he said. “But I started opening up to staff and they really listened. MCH has helped me build trust and work through a lot of my experiences.”
Max Larseingue, Will’s home parent, remembers when Will arrived at the Boys Ranch as a very self-aware young man.
“Will is an intelligent young man; a deep thinker,” Larseingue said. “When he opened up to me about his life experiences, he clearly said he wanted a reset. He has made good progress and has grown so much.”
Will has an off-campus job at a local restaurant and enjoys participating in extracurricular activities such as drumline and worship arts. On his own time he enjoys photography and writing short stories.
Maegan Molnar, residential case manager at the Boys Ranch, said she has seen growth in Will during his time at MCH.
“Will has formed trusting relationships with his peers in the home,” she said. “He easily connects with people and is quick to find common ground with people his age.”
Will is scheduled to graduate in December and is interested in both psychology and criminal justice. His goal is to attend college and eventually go to law school.
“I want to be a voice for others,” he said. “Through my own experiences I know I have not always been heard, so I want to be someone who can advocate for others.”