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Young Life
September 24, 2009

I first learned about Young Life in 1972. The leaders were friendly, and reached out to me- a new student in a big public high school. I got to go to camp- which was an amazing week, the best of my life. It has made all the difference in the many years that have followed because knowing God made that difference- in who I became, the choices I have made, and 3 boys I have raised. I have been giving back to Young Life the past 4 years by being involved as a Committee/board member- and get great satisfaction all over again in seeing kids like me make decisions to connect with God and live life to the fullest.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my personal life- it has changed me! in the lives of my kids- they have been positively impacted.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

strengthen ties with parents- communication can always be better. Am now working to get more volunteers to expand

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

unconditional love, acceptance, time spent by college age leaders with me listening ear

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazing youth leaders who gave much time, and willing to be with kids

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach urban areas that don't have the money to start there otherwise- expand to more groups for young teen moms, and outreach to special needs kids.

Ways to make it better...

I had stuck with my original commitments, and allowed them to guide me (likely a universal problem with teens).

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

current economic climate- hard for people to support

One thing I'd also say is that...

This organization spends very little on overhead, they get the money to s-t-r-e-t-c-h a long way because it is mostly volunteers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Board Member & volunteer, be with kids, chaperone, organize fund raisers, lead meetings.