Hope For Youth

Pamela Concannon, Volunteer

“Hope For Youth educates, motivates, and empowers individuals to become self-sufficient and achieve their full potential. I am happy that I got to be part of that.”

“Hope For Youth is dedicated to facilitating positive change in the lives of children, adolescents and families. They educate, motivate and empower individuals to become self-sufficient and achieve their full potential. I wanted to be part of that. I spent a Saturday at the youth shelter getting it ready for move in.  I learned often teens show up with nothing and need clothing. I toured the house and saw all the furniture Ikea donated and the work rebuilding together did in that house. I felt the love forming in the house and I felt proud of myself for giving up a few hours of my Saturday. I interacted with kids and heard stories of accomplishments after the hand of cards they have been dealt. I saw the support come full circle, the employees, foster parents and volunteers. I volunteered to take pictures at the Hope For Youth End of Summer Picnic. I am not a professional but I wanted to make sure children had memories of the happy days. It is our job to spread awareness through the community. My next step is to be come a part of their mentoring program. I encourage all to volunteer, run a drive, or just speed awareness to others.”