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Andrea

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Review for The Young Journey Foundation, Jamacia, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

It is rare that one comes across an organization that they believe truly impacts the lives of others for the better. While The Young Journey Foundation's mission is geared toward improving the lives of children/youth and their families, they have impacted my life in a most special way. Time spent with The Young Journey Foundation is always awesome!! Having the opportunity to give back is only the beginning. The unexpected gifts that I have received in return are priceless. From the organization's professionalism to its heart toward children/youth and their families; it is amazing to witness and a privilege to be a part of. I've seen first hand how the lives of disadvantaged, low income, at risk children/youth and their families have been impacted by this organization's work. This has been evidenced in the children's/youth's overall growth, including behavior, attitude, grades and social-emotional state. The children/youth have an opportunity to be part of something constructive, among the overwhelming number of destructive influences that they are exposed to daily. The Young Journey Foundation develops character, integrity, teaches life lessons and helps the children/youth served to discover and develop their individual gifts, talents and abilities. Using the performing arts as vehicles to engage the children/youth, they are able to participate in music, dance and theater workshops that lead to culminating events. They are also able to take field trips and meet professionals in the various fields of interest. The Young Journey Foundation has been able to cultivate a culture that is encouraging, builds self esteem, and develops a sense of family and where children/youth never want to leave. There is always someone there to listen to a student or a parent. The children/youth are taught and are able to develop social skills that are vital for life. The Young Journey Foundation opens the door to a wonderful new world that children/youth and their families wouldn't ordinarily have access to. Please support The Young Journey Foundation. The organization is integral to the many children/youth and families that they have and will serve.

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

the professionalism, the sense of family, the heart of the founder which flows throughout the organization, the smiles, the willingness to give, high expectations for all and the fact that the focus is on the children/youth and their families.

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

warm, welcoming, always willing to give, readily available and fun.

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

purchase a building and have the necessary space, staff and resources to serve an innumerable amount of children/youth and their families and change the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & I help set up and do whatever is needed during workshops and events. Most recently I supported at the Veteran's Day performance at BB Kings in New York City.