A Volunteer Determined to Make a Difference

March 12 2019

StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley

Kristin has a heart of gold volunteering diligently with StandUp For Kids, determined to make a difference in the life of homeless youth. She’s a constant face at our Outreach Center, The Village, bringing positive energy, smiles and hope to the 100 kids we see each week.

Kristin understands the issues they face and decided to become a mentor to one of our youth who struggles with addiction. She believes in this young man and is dedicated to showing him a caring hand that isn’t going away. Kristin meets with him regularly which goes to show she is in it for the long run. In her meetings, Kristin builds trust so that this young man will soon believe in himself.

He is now working 20-25 hours a week. He sees that he needs help with his addictions, emotional well being, and setting goals to achieve progress in his life. He wants to finish high school, get a car and apply for some housing programs. The struggle is real and Kristin knows there will be ups and downs during this process. But like all volunteers in StandUp for Kids, we are determined!

Saving one kid at a time, one day at a time. This is non-profit life. Just believe!

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