It was an unlikely story: A teenager named Jesse was studying to be a teacher, and one day he asked for help.
Jesse says he had just finished a class on digital arts at a community college when a teacher came in and said she needed help with her students.
Jesse was thrilled to get a job, but he was also skeptical about the job, he says.
“They were saying that if I was going to take that job, it was going a little bit harder than it had to be,” Jesse says.
Jessel started working for the school in 2016, but things weren’t going his way.
Jessey says he was told he wasn’t being promoted enough to make it to his new job.
And then things started to fall apart.
“We got a new director, a new administrator, and a new head, and I was like, what’s going on here?”
Jesse says, speaking from his home in Los Angeles.
Jesess says he spent three months trying to get his head around the changes he was about to make.
Jeses wife is pregnant with their second child, and Jesse is still trying to figure out what he should do.
“I’m really not sure how to get through this,” he says, before explaining that he and his wife are trying to find a way to keep their children.
Jesces mother says that in some ways, Jesse is just being normal.
“If you’re doing well, you have your priorities,” says Sarah Kappenberg.
“If you are struggling, it can be difficult for parents to figure that out.”
Jesse’s family is also struggling.
He says that during a difficult time, his parents are “just living it out.”
“I can tell you that my dad and my mom have always been super supportive of me,” he said.
“My dad would come over to visit us, and my parents would come to our house for a few hours, and they would be super sweet, and everything was great.”
Jesess, now 22, says that the support from his family has helped him find a new perspective on the challenges that he was facing.
He says he feels that he is on the right path, and he is grateful for the support he is getting from his friends.