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Review for Youth Action Coalition Inc, Amherst, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I became a board member after my daughter became a participant in YAC programs. The connections she made to other students and staff were important at a time when she was struggling through teenage years. My daughter grew as a person, as a film maker and learned to see herself as agent of change. This gave her a sense of identity and purpose that infuses her life to this day.

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

I wish there were not a constant struggle for funds for this excellent organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Youth Action Coalition Inc, Amherst, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I began my connection to Youth Action Coalition as a parent. My daughter graduated from participant in Girls Eye View to peer leader and then to participant and peer leader in Video Vanguard. I watched Girl’s Eye View transform the life of my 13 year old, full of 8th grade angst, depressed and isolated from her family and friends. Girl’s Eye View became a lifeline. I believe YAC holds out hope to our young people. I saw hope blossom first hand through the strength of my daughter’s growing connection to a community that took her in, gave her meaning and taught her the skills that would take her down the path to her passion. I have continued to be part of Youth Action Coalition as a Board member even after my duaghter has grown and moved on to other parts of her life. I believe strongly that this organization is a gem in our community.

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

the growth of the young people who move through it's programs. They find their voice, they learn they have the power to effect change in their community and they are respected for their insight and knowledge.

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

keep it's efforts focused on the needs of the youth it serves and the programming it delivers so well without the constant stress of funding them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & Treasurer of the Board.