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

Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteering for the mentoring program is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. The kids, coming from backgrounds we usually only glimpse through our TV's, are truly inspirational and fun to be around. The program incorporates many different activities to get the kids to open up and find their voice. Many of them arrive with no belief in themselves, no confidence and almost broken by the disappointment of their young lives.

Through the program you see them transform and grow ,start to believe in themselves and that they can achieve as much as the next person with hard work, dedication and ambition. This is truly down to the amazing and caring leadership at YMC.

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

Seeing the inspiration in so many of the kids to take charge of their own lives. I have also learnt a lot myself from the leaders at YMC and feel a lot more compassion for those who are less privileged than me.

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

I don't think there is anything they could change to be better in the programs they run except to reach more at risk youth which they can only do with more support and funding.

Role:  Volunteer & I volunteered for the WB mentoring program which partners with YMC and I am in my second year with my mentee.