Fourteen year old Zoe lived with hostile family members while her mother was incarcerated. She was reminded daily that she and her mother were no good. When her mom was released, they came to live at Casa Carol. Zoe began to thrive, and her grades escalated in her new, nurturing environment. She became an Honor student and with Brevard Rescue Mission networks, she was able to secure a scholarship to the Florida Tech Young Entrepreneur Summer Camp. BRM volunteer mentors helped prepare her for a interview for a college scholarship once she completes high school. She and her mother have encouraged each other in their respective studies, and after working hard her mother completed her degree in Cosmetology.