My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Elevate Your G.A.M.E. (EYG), Los Angeles, CA, USA
I have been a mentor with Elevate Your Game since 2009. I mentor high school girls at Compton High School and have personally observed the difference this nonprofit, grass roots Program is making in the lives of youth in Compton, California. The Program motivates and assists middle and high school girls and boys to improve their grades (G), attendance (A) in school, and mature (M) in ways to benefit them and their community. The Program also empowers (E) the youth by encouraging them to take responsibility for their actions, and to realize their future begins now and rests in the choices they make today. The Program teaches the youth principles and values, which not only benefits the individual youths, but helps them understand their responsibilities to their friends, families and community. I can testify to the wonderful and positive changes I see in the youth who attend this Program, and we have close to a 100% graduation rate for those who stay in the Program.
One of the most special things about the Program is the humility and commitment of the Program's Director. You can see that for him, it is all about the youth being the best that they can be!
I hope anyone reading my comments will be motivated to help us out, by providing financial support and/or provide in kind services (we need someone to donate a new flat screen TV for our upcoming fund raiser) and/or become a mentori n the program.
You always hear negative things in the media about Compton, California, but believe me, there are many good things going on in Compton, and many gifted, talented, and brilliant kids who will blessing our country.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
seeing the youth improve their grades, attendance in school, obtain good work habits, make good choices, grow in the maturity, and become empowered to make good choices for their lives and to help others and their community.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
seek a volunteer who do nothing but recruit mentors for the Program, and secure the services of a professional fund raiser to raise money for the Program because this Program needs to be in all schools including the elementary schools.