Letter from the Director
September 13 was the second annual CJ Open Golf Tournament, an event in memory of beloved mentor Carlton Jones. Many friends and family came out to enjoy a beautiful day of golfing and an evening of remembering a man who made a difference in the lives of many. At YLFR, Carlton was known as someone who wanted to help us succeed financially and grow structurally; but his most important role was being a mentor. He mentored Dominiqe, and his friends and family had the touching opportunity to meet Dominiqe at the reception. Dominiqe remembered with gratitude Carlton’s pa-tience and was thankful for the time he got to spend with him. Carlton’s wife Robin was able to tell Dominiqe how much Carlton talked about him, loved him, and believed in him.
YLFR would not be as effective without mentors like Carlton who take at least 2 hours of their week to come out and work with our students. Thank you to all of our mentors who help make our program what it is. I think most of these mentors will tell you that they receive as much if not more from our students as they give! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on how you can get involved in YLFR’s mentoring program!
Youth Life Foundation of Richmond
Keondre, a student at the Highland Park center, spent a week this summer attending the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. After being selected by his school to attend, he personally raised $2,000 in less than two weeks to cover the cost of the conference.
Keondre’s week was filled with a visit to Capitol Hill, a trip to Harpers Ferry, and tours of numerous monuments and museums. He interacted and made friends with kids from around the country. One highlight from his trip was a visit to the Maryland Science Center. After a full day of exploring, he got to sleep over inside of the center, which he thought was really cool. Keondre said, “it was an eye opening experience, one that I will never forget.” A big thanks to everyone who helped make this a reality for Keondre.
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