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

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered to be a mentor through the YMC program at Warner Bros. My experience has far exceeded my expectations. The kids we work with really reflect the accomplishment of YMC's mission - no matter what their circumstances in life they are happy, focused, goal-oriented, moving forward and bettering their lives and the lives of their families, committed and fun to be with. Our meetings every two weeks include one-on-one time as well as great exercises to get to know one another and to understand ourselves and each other, learn self-expression, and develop our own skills. I adore the mentor they matched to me, which also shows YMC's knowledge and experience. The staff is resourceful, supportive, intuitive, dedicated and authentically loving. This is a blast!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Every interaction with my mentee and with other youth and people dedicated to serving youth. My relationship with my mentee extends beyond our meetings and it is such a blessing to be there to listen whenever he needs. He has taught me so much, too, in not letting obstacles get in our way.

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

No changes - just know more funding for them would help expand their reach.

Role:  Volunteer & I am a mentor to a 16-y/o.