Kwame H.

Mel Korum Family YMCA

When Kwame first started coming to Teen Late Nite, he was dealing with a lot of anger issues, both towards himself and the people around him, which eventually led to an unfortunate suspension from the program.

After the suspension ended, Kwame contacted the Y, and shared that during his time away, he did a lot reflecting and was able to recognize how much the Late Nite staff really care for him. He explained how he was ready to come back to Late Nite as a positive role model for others, and the Y welcomed him back on a trial basis.

“I know the Y was doing what was best for me and for the safety of the program,” said Kwame. “I realized that I needed this program in my life because it was helping me become a more responsible and caring person.”

Since Kwame has returned from his suspension he has continued to be an excellent role model, and even become an official YMCA Late Nite volunteer.