Ever is a financial representative at an insurance company. She has her Master's and Bachelor's degrees, but her road to school was not always easy. Ever moved to the states from Peru when she was five years old. Her mother came first and cleaned houses for a living. Her determination and faith allowed her to push Ever and her brother to finish school and achieve further success. Ever's mother opened her own successful cleaning company, but had her share of setbacks along the way. At one point, she had only $5 in her pocket. Ever's mother taught her that no matter how low you fall, you always need to get back up. "You need to believe in yourself," she said.
Mike is the Deputy Executive Director of All the King's Children, Inc., a transitional home for males ages 18-24 that will open on August 1. Mike got his work ethic from his mother, who raised 4 children and worked 2 to 3 jobs. "I saw struggle," Mike says of growing up, and because of that, he fell into a life on the streets. After 4 years in prison, Mike started mentoring children with similar upbringings to his own. He worked with different agencies, providing support and guidance to children without fathers, and eventually got a job working in the Baltimore City School Department. Mike wanted to branch out and open his own business, however, a place where he could do more to change children's lives and get them off the streets. He began All the King's Children and his goal is to have 4 to 5 houses and a building for women and children as well. He stressed the importance of teaching the young men around him responsibility.
Coby grew up without a mother and father. "The streets raised me," he said. Coby spent some time in jail, and when he was released, starting working with kids in high schools. He noticed that many of the kids were crying out for help. He started coaching football and even though he faced challenges, didn't give up. The kids he worked with didn't have fathers and he wanted to be a mentor to them. He liked working with children so much, he got his license to drive a school bus. When Mike asked him to join his team at All the King's Children, he was honored. "I look up to Mike," Coby said. Coby recently got married and things changed for him. "Faith and belief are everything," he said. "I have 'dropped hard', but I didn't let that hold me down." He is committed to his role as House Manager at All the King's Men. "These kids are the future," he said.