Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The YC


I thought I would introduce you all to The Youth Connection, better known just as The YC. This is what brought Vince and I up to Olympia, WA earlier this month. The YC is a local nonprofit in downtown Olympia that works with at-risk teens, providing a safe place for youth from the city to hang out, find food and clothing, get connected with resources and have positive role models. The ultimate goal is to help these kids develop the confidence and skills they need for a productive future. The YC has been open just under a year now and part of Vince's role here is to start up support groups for the youth, make connections with the local high schools, and start new programs for the constant needs that are uncovered every week. At the moment, I have the privilege of offering some administrative support to The YC while I am looking for a job. After I find a job I'm excited about continue to volunteer time in the evenings working with the youth.

The staff, volunteers and youth at The YC are an amazing group and we are so excited at the opportunity that was given us to work with them. Vince and I have been praying and dreaming about a position like this and at just the right moment God opened the doors, we couldn't have planned this better ourselves.


Here is the link the The YC website so you can learn more about what we are up to.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This program sounds amazing...what a blessing that must be to the community.

K~

Abigail Q said...

oh my gosh! I just found your blog and I am SO EXCITED! Yey! All of us quiz's are getting so high tech. haha... and I promise I will really and truly look for some pictures for you this week...

Anastasyia And Tiqvah. said...

I've been there =D

Robert said...

If it's supposed to be a safe place, then why are 19 year-olds allowed to come? Any person educated on the subject knows that this is reckless behavior. Most people know that you don't let a 19 year-old boy babysit your children.... it's just not fair to anyone involved. 14 and 19 can't mix without someone getting hurt once in a while.... where's your head? Really, please respond.

Vince said...

Robert - please email me at vlmedrano@gmail.com. i'd love to have a mature conversation about why the yc allows 19 year olds to attend. thank you so much for your concern.

Vince