Q&A with a Volunteer Mentor (Part 4 of 4)

In this final part, Greg discusses the kids’ behavior when he decided to continue with Acts4Youth this past September, including who he believes has helped their behavior. He also discusses what Acts4Youth’s positive impact could do for these kids. Read part 1, 2, and 3 here.

What has been most surprising?

After being there for a year and coming back in September, I was surprised by the response I received from the boys. This year they’ve been even more respectful and willing to participate in activities/small group. I think that could also be attributed to Kevin Good who has been leading the program lately. He is very talented at directing the boys, in the way that he talks to them on the same level, and is very pragmatic in how he deals with the kids when they get upset or misbehave.

What do you hope the kids get out of it?

Overall, I hope that the kids can find a way to realize their self-worth. I would hope that the kids are able to form a foundation in their faith and in a relationship with Christ. I hope that they may be bearers of positivity back into their communities, that as they grow older, they may have a positive impact on those communities they live in.

What should people/do you want people to know?

I want people to understand that these kids are worth it. I believe that any one of these kids have the potential to do great things and be the positive change that their communities need.

This interview was conducted by Kim Irwin, Acts4Youth’s 2016/17 Marketing Intern.