At Inner City Outreach, we encourage teenagers to give back to their community by serving at the after-school programs. After volunteering for a period of time, they are given honourariums for their mentoring commitment. Meet Livion, one of our awesome Youth Mentors.
My name is Livion and I’m 16 years old. I’m in grade 12 at Westview Centennial.
I started volunteering last year, around March. I got connected through Pastor John Knight at Christian Centre Church.
Easiest part I would say is probably when we go to the gym and do fun activities. What I find funny is when they get at each and they are so young…they are so serious about it, but it’s nothing serious.
The most challenging thing is when they get rowdy and they lose focus because they can get wild at times.
Yeah, I appreciate that I had mentors around me.
I would say kids these days are more respectful and listening better. That’s my impression right now.