Pang Moua, Girl Scouts

“There are still a lot of traditional families that expect girls to stay home and cook and clean and don’t give the opportunity for them to get out there like boys do. As they saw [Girl Scouts] was actually an educational experience that they could learn from…they are more lenient now and are sending their…

Yalonda Green, General Motors Fairfax Plant

“Teenagers really need us, they need a strong mentor because they don’t know what they want and it’s not their fault. They’re a lost generation right now with what they see on TV. Wherever you can pull from me to say “let me be your role model” I can handle that, put it on my…

Alexis Cowan, YouthBuild KCK

“When I learned I was unable to walk for graduation due to being short x amount of credits I decided it was time to do something else with my life. I came to YouthBuild and took a placement test. [While a trainee] I showed my leadership skills and that I could be a role model…

Amber Glasgow, Girl Scouts

“Girl Scouts isn’t just about cookies, crafts and camping.  It’s about courage, confidence and character. It’s about building future leaders. There’s been research that shows that girls excel exponentially when they are in a class without boys because they don’t worry t as much how they are perceived. They are less quiet and tend to speak…

Regina Esteban, YouthBuild KCK

“Youthbuild is a great program for kids that need a second chance to get an education. It’s more like a fellowship and a family than it is just a school. They can make memories here and they can learn a trade and an education all rolled into one. They will come out feeling good about…

Lisa Pena, Girl Scouts

“If a Girl Scout is from a new immigrant family that’s even more empowering because she gets involved in lots of activities that she might not be exposed to otherwise.  When families are new to a country they aren’t always thinking about classes and activities their kids can get involved in. They are trying to…