Maria Valdez
"YouthBuild helped me comprehend that education fosters principles of equality and is the backbone of society, especially when coupled with community service."
Ely Flores
"During my time at the LA CAUSA YouthBuild program in East Los Angeles, I discovered that I was indeed a leader and that there were leadership assets within me and within my community."
Elijah Stephenson
“It wasn’t until my year as a VISTA that I opened my eyes to other career paths. I do believe that my year not only as a VISTA, but at YouthBuild Providence allowed me to find a new path in my life.”
Michael Donnelly
"At a moment in my life when nothing was going right, I found YouthBuild and began a journey that has brought me to the place I am right now."
Kirsys Soto
"VISTA is one of the best things that could have happened to me."
"Giving back to the community helped me become a different person, it transformed my life completely – through YouthBuild."
Alexis Bach
"I have wanted to be a nurse since I was about 13 or 14 years old, I’m finally able to do it and it’s amazing."
"(Opportunity youth) are not the problem; they are the problem solvers."
Naja Bland
"In life, we all make choices, whether good or bad. These choices always lead us somewhere, some good, and some bad. When I was younger, I made some choices that limited my potential."