It has been an honor to be part of the LA Samba Kids Organization. Sidney and Roya are so passionate and dedicated to the students. They take a personal interest in the overall well being of all of the students. I have witnessed a transformation in youth who have experienced personal loss and live in circumstances beyond their control. The participants are taught in a disciplined and nurturing setting offering them hope for their future. It is because of the passion, dedication, determination and commitment of the leaders that result in the success of this program. Additionally, Sidney and Roya commit 5 days minimum a week during the school year, as well as finance the program from their personal finances in order to keep the program going. I consider this program one of the greatest programs however, it lacks the financial support needed to take it to the next level. My hope is to focus harder on raising funds to support this much needed program.