JUST IN TIME FOR FOSTER YOUTH
November 8, 2010
I love every experience I've had with this organization! I love the youth as well as the volunteers that have dug in and helped them. Great people...all of them! I have volunteered for "My First Home for the Holidays", "College and Career Bound", and the year-round program, "My First Home". Now, I find myself even more involved serving on the Board of Directors. Helping a youth establish their first home is a happy and emotional experience for everyone involved. Helping a deserving young adult begin or maintain their education/career by giving him/her the tools they need for success (such as, a laptop, printer, welding tools etc) is amazing!! This is little recognized population most of whom are strong and worthy individuals who with a little help and caring will grow into happy, healthy, contributing members of society. They are SO WORTH THE INVESTMENT OF TIME AND ATTENTION. What a feel good!!!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
When it took a "youth" that I have a special relationship with 2 years to look at me quietly and say "I don't get it...I just don't get it...why do you care?" I was hooked all over again! All I could say was that I care because he was WORTH caring about! The world will be a better place because he will have been in it. I take pride in knowing that I had the opportunity to touch his life.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Show more and more people how important this organization is to the survival and future success of this wonderful population of "kids".
Volunteer & The first thing I did was volunteer. I moved furniture. I shopped with the youth for their first home set-ups, for school supplies and dorm setups. I helped with celebrations like "My First Home for the Holidays" and "College Bound". Now I serve on the Bo.