Years ago, increasingly aware of the difficult situations many of our District youth confront, I sought out a way to become involved as a teen mentor I eventually landed in a dimly lit church basement at a DC Family Youth Initiative event in 2009, and was warmly greeted by the amazing Susan Punnett.
DCFYI held its annual birthday party on Saturday May 14 and it was the best yet! With 15 teens and 60 volunteers there, this was the biggest birthday party in DCFYI history. We were thrilled to celebrate the teens' birthdays, to have a chance for volunteers and teens to meet, to catch up, and to get to know each other better. And of course, we were pleased to just have fun together!