Quentin Berry is M.U.S.T. History

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Every month is Black History Month here at M.U.S.T. and February is no exception. With the highlight of this month, we want to take the opportunity to highlight one of our very own alumni, how being a part of the program has impacted him and how he’s taken it into his life after M.U.S.T. What better way is there to understand what we do than for the first-hand account of a Black male who has had his own life-changing experience.

“MUST gave me a sense of community as a Black man during a very lonely time of my life. Being around other Black men around my age helped me stay motivated. Having Mentors who were in college and also completed high school inspired me to stay committed to my goals. I wasn’t in the best state of mind during COVID and had just started therapy. When I got introduced to Davanand, he was consistent in checking up on me weekly and making sure I was getting out of my comfort zone.” ~ Quentin Berry, M.U.S.T. Alumni: Mentee

Quentin Berry is M.U.S.T. History. After graduating from Garfield High School in 2023, he now attends Digipen Institute of Technology in Redmond; studying BFA in Digital Arts and Animation. While doing well there, it is not exactly what he expected, as the diversity efforts are not what he had been led to believe. Instead of giving up or continuing in a space where he is not finding liberation, the confidence he gained from being a Mentee with M.U.S.T. has given him the drive to look at other opportunities and colleges with good art programs.

Like all of us, Quentin understands that sometimes making changes – to seek a space where he can thrive – leads to true liberation. Having a Mentor believe in him and push him to be a better version of himself has empowered him to continue the journey towards liberation.

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