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Review for Youth Mentoring Connection, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I began volunteering as a mentor with Youth Mentoring Connection 3 years ago. My mentee and I still have a great relationship. YMC has an incredible track record keeping at-risk youth in school and productive. They have over 96% high school graduation rate, compared to less than 50% for the LA USD, and have ended 3 gangs! They create such amazing relationships between mentors and mentees, and among all participants. YMC's unique programs bring mentees to the work place, making it easy for people to be mentors and make a difference right where they work. It also creates relationships among the mentors, thereby creating greater connection among co-workers and increased job satisfaction. The program changes two lives...both the mentee AND the mentor and I am forever grateful for my experience.

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

Get them an endowment so they can hire professional development and fund raising team and expand their operations nationwide. The organization and its programs are amazing.

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Role:  Volunteer