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Sunday, June 26th, 2011

When asked about his skills at the beginning of the year, ID responded “I am not a leader.”

ID did not believe that he had the qualities to ever be a strong leader, but it was one of his goals to improve his confidence and leadership ability. CCPY staff and mentors believed in ID's ability and supported him in his goals and there has been quite a transformation. ID is a leader and role model amongst him peers. While staff was meeting regarding summer plans for CCPY, ID joined the table with us to provide his opinion and ideas for the summer planning. In addition, ID volunteered to be a tutor to other youth that are struggling with Algebra, like he once had. ID now sees himself as a leader and is one of the most influential youth in CCPY.

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June 18, 2011

When BM started with CCPY, she was very shy and unsure of herself. She struggled with English, since Spanish is her first language and her goals for herself were to improve her grades, improve her English and to become more outgoing.


May 12, 2011

IC is a youth in our Step Ahead program who in the past has had a reputation for slacking, complaining, and poor performance in school.

Claudia Mendoza

May 05, 2011

Claudia joined CCPY as a shy, quiet freshman, but has transformed in her four years with CCPY.


May 04, 2011

AD had quite an attiude when she joined CCPY and was quick to tell anyone, including teachers, exactly what she thought of them.

Jeff B.

March 11, 2011

During the Step Ahead summer camp, I was able to watch our youth grow as leaders.


January 10, 2011

A.M. started off by being a stubborn youth who felt that by attracting negative attention she would be able to get by. However, she slowly became involved in the service in the learning and post-high school explorations that the Step-Ahead program offered her.