My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for EDGE Youth Leadership (formerly NCYLS), San Leandro, CA, USA
NCYLS changes the lives of the students it serves as well as the volunteers that make the leadership seminar possible. A few years ago, NCYLS brought Anthony Rapp from Rent as well as Congresswoman Jackie Speier to speak with the sophomores at the seminar. It was unbelievable to hear the message of a woman who has been shot 7 times while striving to serve her constituents as well as the message from a broadway star that you should follow your dreams and live every day as if it were your last. I was as inspired as the students I was leading through the weekend of activities. From practicing speeches, to collaborating with teammates through a ropes course - the seminar is exciting and leaves a strong impression on all involved. I've volunteered there since 2006. I actually found NCYLS because a high school junior that I managed at a tutoring center impressed me with her leadership and mentoring skills... that she told me she gained from NCYLS!
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