Here's what participants are saying about the Rising Youth Program:
Rising Youth helps me become a better leader. This program helped me to improve my health and made me new friends. Plus it gives me an opportunity to get out there and make a name for myself as a poet, I wouldn't have made it this far if it wasn't for Rising Youth.
– Abdulhakim Elmi, 17
What I love about this program is the environment and how it connects us with our community.
– Khadija Mohamed, 17
I am part of the Rising Youth Volunteer Committee and my favorite programs are at the Drop in Sites, and I believe being active is the most important thing to keep you healthy and to keep unity within our community.
– Hanan Ali, 17
I like this program because it develops opportunities for the youth. It is interesting, educational and fun.
– Shukri Duale, 15
I really like the Rising Youth Program because it gives me an opportunity to get involved in the community, which I never really had before. The Rising Youth Program also gave me a platform to better myself and meet many great people.
– Deqa Mudei, 16