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February 1, 2012

Youth Education

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) has been a personal inspiration for me. I began working at the Saca Community Learning Center, SFBFS' facility in North Sacramento, on September 26, 2011 as the Youth Education Program Assistant. In the past four months I have become familiar with many of the children in the program and enjoy tutoring and mentoring the youth ranging from ages 6-18.

Since joining SFBFS’ staff, I see that the youth are more focused on academics and learning many of the life skills that will help shape them into becoming strong and independent adults. They are continuously learning personal discipline by doing their homework, which shows that they are both accountable and responsible.

SFBFS is truly a jewel in the community. Without the services that they offer to the youth of today, there would not be much hope for the youth of tomorrow. Keep up the good work SFBFS!

Submitted by Lacy Berry, Youth Education Program Assistant

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