My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Elevate Your G.A.M.E. (EYG), Los Angeles, CA, USA
I have volunteered with this mentoring program on several occasions. One of the things I did as a volunteer was speak to the young people about my college experience. I have been amazed at the positive impact EYG is having on young people in the community. EYG not only keeps students focused on achieving scholastic success, but it gives students life skills that help them mature into successful adults.
Many of the topics that are discussed at the weekly mentoring sessions go beyond what students are learning in the classroom, and the mentorship given to each participant of the program ensures that no student fall through the cracks.
One of the best components of the program is the Summer Internship Program, where students get the chance to experience working in a professional environment. To be able to experience this in high school is especially instrumental in illustrating to students the importance of a college education.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
My experience with EYG has impacted my life in a positive way. The interaction with the young people in this program as just a volunteer has inspired me to take a more active interest in the young people in my life -- since volunteering with EYG, I've also started working with the youth of my church as well.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Provide a component of the EYG program that allows students to express and share themselves through creative expression and/or expose them to different cultures and environments other than the exposure they receive in the annual Summer Internship Program.