Mount St. Joseph University

Alumnus Gives Back

Alumni & Giving, Mission Integration

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Since graduating from the Mount in 2011, Justin Fuller is giving back to the community by volunteering in the Boys and Girls Club program of Cincinnati by serving as a mentor and inspiring others to do the same.

Now living in Roselawn, Fuller works for Easter Seals TriState as a job coach with a program called Project Search, a program/internship for students with disabilities where they go through several job rotations and learn job skills. These students are normally high school graduates who defer their diploma for a year to participate in the program.

Fuller also tutors at Sayler Park Elementary with the Boys & Girls Club. This program is not new to him. Not only has he been volunteering with this organization for two years, but he also had a mentor from the club when he was in high school, eventually inspiring him to get involved himself.

When asked about his mentor Fuller says, “He helped me with the whole college process, relationships, and just many different life experiences. He was also a positive black male role model for me, since I grew up in a single parent household with just my mother."

Through his work, Fuller hopes to have an impact on young boys who don’t have a positive male figure in their lives.

When asked about his favorite memory during his time with this organization, Fuller spoke about the ones formed with his mentee/little brother, Michael, over the past three years. Overall, Fuller stated that he has enjoyed watching Michael grow and mature. Recently, Fuller has coached Michael’s flag football team at the Boys & Girls Club where Michael is the talented, confident, and successful quarterback.

In addition to his work with the Boys & Girls Club, Fuller teaches Children’s Church at Light of the World.