Commending this project
"Hi! My name is Patrick C. and I currently live and work in State College PA. I grew up in Tioga County, PA and started at NYPUM when I was 10 years old. I was a junior leader in that program, and a leader when I graduated from high school. I haven't worked at NYPUM for years now, maybe over 10, but I think about the program often. It meant so much to me - I wasn't the most supervised kid in the world and it gave me good people to be around and a chance to brag to my friends that I did something cool (something I didn't have many opportunities to do back then). I honestly feel like the program is part of the reason I was remotely successful - it gave me so much confidence and started me down the road to where I am now - helping those less fortunate than me...
...If you folks need help, please feel free to reach out. I'd be honored to contribute."