Working with youth is about touching the future and making a difference in someone else’s life when the impact of your work is magnified by the recipient themselves. Youth are like sponges, soaking up as much as possible so they can figure out how to navigate the world. People who work with youth experience the thrill and the frustration inherent in unleashing the power of these young people to become what they were meant to be.
In the song, You Raise Me Up, the chorus reads:
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up… To more than I can be.
To raise youth up is our goal and we believe that goal can be achieved by supporting the adults who work with youth. The possibility in each young person to stretch forever is its own reward, and to be a part of the support is more than gratifying. A quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln, “No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child” captures the essence of the work of positive role models and mentors.
Please join with us at Entrusted Legacy to increase the impact we have on youth and the adults who work with them. Donate to this worthwhile work by going to our website at www.entrustedlegacy.org We welcome your support and help. Together we CAN make a difference.