By: Margaret Biehl, YC intern
This past Thursday, June 21st, Youth Challenge participants, volunteers, and staff members gathered at YC for the YC prom dressed in their finest and craziest attire.
The YC building was decorated for a night Under the Y Sea.
The night included dinner consisting of chicken and pasta, dancing, karaoke, board games, a viewing of Shark week episodes, and a photobooth. Chris served as MC for the night and Gabby as DJ.Throughout the night all YC participants and volunteers had the opportunity to cast their vote for who would be crowned YC prom king and queen. Participants Zaria and Blake won YC prom queen and king. Everyone had a blast.
During prom, I got a chance to chat with many YC partipants and volunteers about their experience with YC. Here is what some of them said:
YC participant Chris: “YC basically welcomed me with open arms…It has made me more confident in myself and provided me more independence than when I was younger.”
YC participant Alex B: “I can do stuff that I normally couldn’t do when I am at YC.”
YC participant Morgan B: “ I have gained more confidence fromm being involved in YC…I am really shy so being involved in YC has really made me feel like I can be myself.”
Looking forward to catching up with more YC people at other programs this summer!