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I think that Positive Spin Youth Outreach is a wonderful experience for us all. We get a chance to express ourselves and say what's on our minds. It is also an excellent way for us to pass the time. And no matter what anyone says I love therapy-sessions and I hope it stays in place. Dionna Shealey 18 years old
I love Positive Spin Youth Outreach! I love the rap-sessions we have because it teaches us a lot and we get to be ourselves without parents around or being interrupted by a rude family member so I like it a lot!
I love Repairs of the Breach Computer Group. It gives me a chance to spend time with my Dad and friends at the same time, having fun and learning something good. I love what my Mom and Dad are doing, not just for me, but for all of us. Last year I went through the computer class. This year I'm a Mentor helping the new kids with computer and net-working skills my Dad taught me. We had a lot of fun last year and I know it'll be fun this summer too! Accepted with full scholarship to Ben Franklin Private School Graduate accepted at Georgia State
We went through the program the summer of 2001 and learned computer repair and networking. We never had so much fun. At first when our parents told us we had to spend the summer at a camp where we had to learn something we both kicked against it. But now looking back on when we both put our own system together, and being able to tell friends and family, the computer that sits in our bedroom we built! It's hard sometimes to believe. In our house we had one computer that was pretty much our parents, and it was hard to wait for a chance to use it with 5 people in our home and 3 of us doing school work. But now the system we built is used just for us. This year we come back to the center as Mentors being a help to others like someone helped us.
GRADUATES of Valdosta State University
When I met Mr. Gary and his wife, Hope I hadn't finish High School. I was totally lost, this is not what I'd planned. I had no where to live, and no skills to get a good job that would help me to sustain myself. They took me into their home, got me into the programs at the Community Center and it change my life. I now have my GED, I'm working for the Community Center as the IT Coordinator for Repairs of the Breach Computer Group. June I I take my SAT's, and this fall I enroll in Jr. College. Now I'm helping kids just like me, who've made some wrong decisions, and don't know how to make it right. I'm now an Apprentice of Computer Bargain Centers learning what they taught Mr. Samuel, to be an IT Director
Onyana R. Whittaker 16 years old
I think that the programs offered at the IOG Community Center is very good activities for us teens to remember what we are here for. And what we are here for is to learn new things that will help us as we grow-up. With Positive Spin Youth Outreach I enjoy the conversations that we have, because they touch on vital issues that need to be discussed, I enjoyed Repairs of the Breach Computer Group because it helped me to understand computers more on how they do what they do, and what's wrong with them when you get errors. Plus the system I have helps me with my homework and school projects.
GRADUATED -Martin Luther King High School
GRADUATED-GEORGIA SAVANNAH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
My Name is Latoya Atkins I started with the community center from the beginning. It has help me a whole lot. I use to have a lot of trouble in school. But being a part of the center has brought me a long way. I make good grades now and am even enrolled in college. This is the best program for kids and I'm proof.
Community Center Mentor Duties High School Graduate