"Empowering Youth and Families plays a big role in my life. It made me the person I am today. It taught me lessons most kids didn't get to learn at my age. They've helped me with so many things and they've took me to places I probably would never had experienced without them. They have genuinely been a huge part of my life and I could not thank them enough. I've made so many memories and friendships that I will cherish forever. EYFO has encouraged me to do nothing but my very best and to achieve excellence. Without the program I would've never been comfortable to meet new people. A lot of my friends I have now are because of EYFO's track team. Their track team has taught me a very valuable lesson to "never give up even at the last minute, even if things aren't looking to good". At EYFO I haven't just gained a ton of friends, I've gained a big family. So last thing I wanted to say is THANK YOU EYFO for every single last thing you've done for me!!! I am now attending Seattle Central."