Why We Exist
Four years ago, Mallory Gibbons was pretty sure she wasn’t going to graduate high school. She was shy and uncomfortable with herself, and her choice of friends was getting her in trouble. She needed to re-direct her focus.
That’s where Youth Central came in. Mallory joined the Youth Volunteer Corps club at Discovering Choices High School. She saw an opportunity to do something positive and to make a difference in her school and community.
In the following years, Mallory helped to facilitate fundraisers, volunteer with various city organizations, and organize student activities. The club became a fundamental part of the school and its culture, and Mallory became a leader. It’s the highlight of her week and something to always look forward to.
She’s now able to articulate and implement ideas with confidence and conviction. She’s self-assured and is comfortable stepping outside of her comfort zone, readily accepting any challenge thrown her way. And she’s graduating high school this year, an accomplishment she credits Youth Central in helping her achieve by giving her the motivation she needed.