My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Teen Leadership Foundation, Newport Beach, CA, USA
I originally got involved with TLF through volunteering as a camp counselor at the 3 day Teen Leadership camp. I was unsure of what I was really getting myself into and I had no previous experience with foster youth nor special training but the prospect of working with teenagers and getting to do fun activities like ropes courses, zip line, swimming, and more sounded appealing. At camp I heard stories of all these teenagers who had been broken and abused by the people closest to them. That was hard enough, but knowing that all of this was going on in my community, and by my house really hit me. I knew I had to do more. When people talk about what is wrong with society they always talk about curing the problems. They never talk about stopping the problem from even starting. TLF not only talks but takes action. Since that first camp I have been involved in TLF's one on one mentoring, special events, and life skill classes. I have seen a real difference made in the lives of countless youth who have been beaten, abandoned, and neglected. The teens who have gone through their programs have the hope, skills, and abilities for a bright future.
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