A Favorite Moment: When Youth Surprise Themselves

posted 7/31/20 -- The young men and women in the earliest days of the program developed a deep capacity for empathy by helping at area food pantries. That led to the creation of the LCCAA Care Cupboard in 2018.

Our youth work together each month to prepare the care packages for distribution. It was on one of those days that CEO Jackie Boehnlein’s favorite moment occurred.

“I overheard Bobby praising one of the youth for acing a test at school,” she said.

“I stopped in to congratulate the young man as he diligently filled food boxes. He was bashfully proud of himself.”

Jackie says that’s exactly what the Youth Services Program is all about: showing the youth the value they have as individuals as well as community members.

“It does not get any better than helping our youth realize their own strengths and abilities.”