My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Free2Luv, Seattle, WA, USA
I have been a Youth Advocate for Free2Luv for over 3 years and last year I started going into my local Boys & Girls Clubs and community centers to facilitate their art-inspired Free2BeME workshops, specifically for low-income and at-risk youth. After facilitating a few of these workshops, I have found it to be life-changing for me and feel that I have found my life purpose which is really rewarding. I open up each workshop sharing a bit about my experience with bullying and overcoming adversity and then have each person share something they love about themselves. From there, I invite each of the participants to share through art what's in their heart. It's so amazing to see first hand how these kids open up and share their hearts and their stories when there are no rules, restrictions or right or wrong answers. For a lot of these kids feeling heard and understood means so much to them. I know, as this has been the same for me. I am honored to be an Advocate with Free2Luv. My goal is to host Free2BeME workshops throughout the year(s) and reach as many kids as possible. The founders of Free2Luv truly are open arms & hearts to everyone. I'm blessed they are in my life. I encourage you to support this amazing organization as I know so many kids would benefit greatly from Free2Luv’s programming.
Lauren, we are so proud of the powerful impact you are making in your community and the world. Keep shining your very bright light! We LUV you!