My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Positive Images, Santa Rosa, CA, USA
I started going to Positive Images in May of last year. At the time i was a silent and socially anxious guy. For the first 2-3 months i spoke when needed. During that time i mostly listened. The time i was quiet i listened to people checking in on their life and then feedback given from the group. The wisdom that i had heard from PI is like any other i ever had in my life . My favorite is "Don't feel or say sorry for being who you are" from Jacqueline. After the my first Thursday meeting at PI i gone to their prom. It was my first prom i had ever gone to. Being a part of this community has helped me get over my social anxiety. I trained with adult volunteers and other youth to become a peer counselor. Jim Foster and his wonderful peer counseling trainers really taught us to actively listen. I also felt i had learned a lot about myself and other people in the training. In the youth leadership i have gone from greeter to co-facilitator. The skills i learned from PI has and will be effecting my whole life. At the moment i am one of the co-facilitators for the youth group, a peer counselor, and a board member. Without PI i would of still been at home doing nothing and knowing no one.