My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Youth Outreach Services, Inc. Northwest Youth Outreach, Chicago, IL, USA
My experience at yos has been great. I have been a client here for two years now. I built positive friendships with clients, with the counselors, and turned my life around. I was up to no good, but the counselors were a big help. Especially Robert Lopez. I didn't care much about school, and I was sent here for substance abuse. They never tell you what to do with your life, or tell you what decisions to take. But they do give you options. I pushed myself to improve my life and the ones around me. I realized that I wasn't only hurting myself, and my body, but also the people around me that actually cared. To this present day, school is my priority. I am part of leadership, and women's group in the agencie in Cicero. I feel great and proud of myself. I have less problems, and better opportunities in life than before. Yos also has fun events. We go to the movies, ice skating, play sports with other agencies, and plenty more. The counselors are the greatest, they were meant to be here. I thank Robert Lopez, Sandra Guzman, Leah Colman, Jiselle Roman and Christine (her last name is pretty long) for the person that I am today. They are great individuals, although some are no longer here.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
a group of us went to read to kids, we went to an animal shelter, we ran a blood drive, donated coloring books to kids in the hospital.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Provide more fun activities for clients. Provide supplies needed for events/activities.