Angel, Teen Volunteer

Where It All Starts

Angel is committed to helping kids in his neighborhood. “That’s where it all starts. It’s hard to change an adult; but with kids you can change them and lead them which way to go.”

Angel has volunteered with the Y’s Code Teen Summer Camp and the Minority Achievers Program. Both programs provide homework help and positive activities and role models for low income students at Mariner High School and Explorer and Voyager Middle Schools.

Angel stresses the value of an education and staying in school. He says the key is making a connection, especially if a child is shy like he was. “If you talk with them, they start to open up. I didn’t have that back then. I didn’t have the camps. It would have helped a lot if I was in one of those camps,
so I like to help other kids.”

At the Y, we exist to strengthen community. Together with people like you, we nurture the potential of kids, help people understand and improve their health, and provide opportunities to give back and support our neighbors.

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