Earlier this year two of our Board members applied for a grant AND we got it! Okay so the grant is not huge but it will help us buy some much-needed equipment and help us expand our workshops. We are excited and encouraged. We are blessed to be able to work with the youths we serve and we hope that this will be a learning experience so that we can become even better at what we do. Our fifth, yes, fifth, Youth Explosion is coming up in July and we are also hoping to expand that event. The youths who attend give us positive feedback so we want to reach as many as we can. We are working on more publications because the three that we have produced so far have been well received, not only by the workers who share them but the youths themselves are finding them useful -- that always feels great. We continue to covet your prayers as we move onward and upward!
Mary E. Valdez is one of the co-founders of YTIA, an attorney with an interest in (hopefully) making things a little bit better.