Youth Mentoring Symposium

April 12, 2013

On Friday April 12, 2013 Aurora Youth Options was fortunate enough to have one of our very own Mentor Program youth serve as a representative on the Student Panel at the Youth Mentoring Collaborative Symposium. This young man did an excellent job giving his personal testimony on how having a mentor has impacted his life. An audience member of the student panel emailed AYO the next week to share his positive feedback:
First off, I need to share with you the impact it made on me to witness the testimony of your student at conference. It was an amazing thing to witness as your student spoke of your relationship with him. Which his name has completely escaped me...That emotion or feeling that was welling up inside of you, is the exact reason why we do what we do, in working with teens [sic]. It was powerful to see as you got emotional while he was sharing the impact and gratitude he has had for you and the organization. So, for whatever it’s worth... it was noticed and appreciated. Great job!