Youth Mentoring Connection
Off to Sacramento!
YMC was recently invited to be panelists to discuss the Youth Reinvestment Fund. Tony, our founder alongside Cintia and Giovanni represented us and did not disappoint!
Tony spoke on the importance of “sawubona"... seeing youth for who they are and what they bring though our “Gift Centered Approach.”
Cintia gave testimony about YMC finding her at a time she could have gone in a very bad direction. She joined our mentoring program, ended up graduating college and joining the LAPD.
Gio spoke about looking down the barrel of a police rifle at a very young age. He said “YMC saved my life”. Then he spoke about his mentor who helped him flip his life around through surfing; weighing almost 300 Pounds at 12 years and then losing 120 pounds because of his guidance.
Here are a few pics. We're proud of them!