Youth Making a Difference
August 27, 2009
YMAD not only altered the lives of the children we worked, the experience changed me as a human being. Jodi and Rob, the founders of the organization became like a second set of parents. The extensive training that each volunteer undergoes requires frequent and attentive interactions with both fellow volunteers and adult mentors. Most other organizations do not allow the immense amount of individual feedback and construction that YMAD does. Each teen is able to create the projects and implement them on their own. A great understanding of the culture and people of India was taught over the period of time before the actual trip as well. I wish that every high school student was required to participate in such an experience!
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Completely salvage the population of orphans in the region, giving them an adequate education and provide optimal living conditions.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Former volunteer & Helped install educational curriculums in government owned Indian orphanages.