I have been volunteering with SOAR for two months and I am already amazed. The organization is purposefully small so that the youth it serves get individual attention throughout their involvement in the program (up to 8+ years). I serve as an advocate and a tutor, so I meet with kids one on one as meets their needs - generally once or twice a week. SOAR for Youth provides training, clinical guidance, and support throughout the year to academic advocates so that even people without experience can gain information and confidence. It really feels like a community.