My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for NEW IMAGE YOUTH CENTER INC, Orlando, FL, USA
I was introduced to NIYC in December 2006 where 26 youth came everyday after school to get off the streets. Here they are taught that they do not have to be a product of their environment and that there are others who are much less fortunate than they are. They live and see the homeless, drug addicts and violence of their neighborhood, yet through all this turmoil these children strive in school, have smiles on their faces as they learn that education and giving back to their community are the best way to beat these circumstances. Through Ms Barton-Stubbs they have learned to forgive those that hurt them and move on. The Center has grown from 26 to 60 children on the roll in the last 6 years. There are currently no teenage pregnancies and no children using drugs at this organization. Eight have graduated from high school, 4 in college and 4 holding down fulltime jobs. We believe all of our kids have the potential to graduate from high school and either go to college, or trade school as they have been taught the value of work and earning a living. We believe through positive learning, and positive feedback these children can achieve anything and be productive community leaders. I have had the great pleasure of having these children as part of my life and watching their personal growth has been a blessing to me. They remind me daily that anything can be accomplished some effort and belief in yourself.
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