Jason Torres

“It has changed how I’ve lived for the past 17 years and how I will live for the rest of my life.”

 

Interviewee: Jason Torres 

Interviewer: Christina S., Grade 11

Interview Date: December 11, 2014

Interview Location: Italian Home for Children, Jamaica Plain, MA

Student Reflection:
 

At The Italian Home For Children I had the opportunity to interview Jason Torres. Jason Torres has been working at the Italian Home for 17 years. He has watched not only children grow in the home, but himself as well. He never had any intention of doing work like this, but he explained how life works out in mysterious ways. Jason’s job has made him into a person he never saw himself becoming. His job has opened his eyes to many different things and he has become a better parent because of it. A touching and special moment that Jason mentioned was being invited to the college graduation of one of the very first children he worked with. This was extremely powerful to him because he had a large part in getting this child to that day of graduation. Jason believes if we are passionate about something, we need to work as activists and put action into whatever we want to happen.

 

“A place for children to be able to grow and explore.”

“The kids have always been what has kept me here.”

“Having them look and feel better when they leave than when they come.”

“We have people working here now that were once kids here.”

“Its changed everything.”

“Its helped me have a wider vision.”

“Being involved in this type of work broadens your experience.”

“I have a greater capacity to care than I thought.”

“It has changed how I’ve lived for the past 17 years and how I will live for the rest of my life.”