It was very inspiring to see young people wanting to make a change in their life. They were scared, timid and afraid that this was their last hope and that inspired me to mentor them because I saw such strength and courage that I wanted to be part of this tiny movement we had going. Soon the group grew from 7 to 23 members and more and more of them were spreading the word to other in similar situations. Sadly in my four years there few members stuck around but there was a constant wave of incoming and going participants and despite the fact that they didn’t “graduate” the ones that did stay spread the word to others in their community, enrolled back in school and were on a new path of life.
The Bowery Mission's
The Pforzheimer Collection
"It's really a collection that should be helpful for young people who want to change the world, which is what Shelley wanted to do." - Elizabeth Delinger. https://youtu.be/qM2vl21Oo-s?list=PLL6gs3aZKBaqttlCasfysN-AgNE9Ysrk6
education, empowerment, youth,