I've lived in Aurora since I was three and it has been a good and safe environment for me. It is a community where many different types of people live together. Many different racial and ethnic groups make up the city. We all learn and try to get along and live together which is both a challenge and a gift. I have made many friends since we moved here. The parks and rec centers have offered a lot of support in classes and opportunities in recreation. I've enjoyed cooking classes in the past but right now my favorite part is the free and safe dances; everyone is welcome.
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On February 24, 2012, Vicki Scott, Program Manager of AYO was a finalist for the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, Women Making a Difference. Vicki earned this recognition for her work to improve the quality of life for countless youth in Aurora. Hundreds of youth in Aurora have benefited from the work of AYO under her guidance and direction. She has designed a unique program without a blue print.