"I am glad that my dad and stepmom signed me up for the program Youth with a Passion. It is one of the best decisions they've made for my future. This program and my mentor helped me make better college choices and helped me realize what I really want to do with my future."
“After being an intern at Well-Suited, I saw that it is more than just helping youth with their career aspirations. It is a place where they can be themselves and connect with their mentor so they can speak up on their problems. I never expected to gain so much knowledge and like being an intern as much as I have with Well-Suited.”
“I would say Well-Suited made me realize my passion for teaching. I’ve always thought about it in the past but being in this program gave me hands-on experience of what it would be like to teach kids. I would also say it helped guide my future plans because we did a lot of work on what our timeframe were. Everyone in the program was so sweet and encouraged me to grow as a person.”
“Working with Well-Suited was actually my first internship ever! I was so nervous and excited at the same time. I felt good knowing that I was going to guide students to a potential career path of their choice. I was once in their shoes and know how difficult it could get under certain circumstances. What made this experience worthwhile, was the bond you create with students. I think that seeing their drive and dedication motivated me to be a better career guidance-counselor.”
"My experience at Well-Suited was a very positive one. I had never worked with students before this field study opportunity, and I was really nervous that I would need a lot of guidance. Fortunately, of course me being a college student myself, I was able to help high school students with their transition to college. I guided them through FAFSA, scholarships, financial planning, and anything else they needed help with. "
"My son improved with his self-esteem and confidence to pursue in his education and career goals. Thank you for helping my son push forward in his education and to not be afraid to go after your dreams."
"My experience in this was very fun and helpful to me and getting me prepared for college and career life and I really enjoyed it."
"My niece and nephews have grown a lot since enrolling in Well-Suited programs. I've seen improvement in their focus to finish assignments and their speaking skills."
"As a parent, I also learned new things about college readiness for my child from Youth with a Passion. THis program has helped me have a clear visual and plan of the expenses for Rita's education."
"The program has helped me learn about expenses for college, my final career choice, and what it takes to achieve my goal. I would definitely recommend this program to students who want to go to college or want to know more about it."
"The personal development workshops had me think deeply about myself and helped me discover my strengths, weaknesses and goals. I am grateful t have been able to intern at Well-Suited, as it has helped me gain confidence in oral presentation."
“Well-Suited has offered me the opportunity and platform to express my passion for helping others. I have received support from all of the staff and have learned a lot during my time in the internship.”
“Throughout my time as a Well-Suited mentor, I have become acquainted with several wonderful students who were eager to plan the next steps in their educational career. I am glad that I was able to be a part of their college and career planning and be their outlet of support. As a student in high school who struggled with the transition to college, I understand how hard it can be having no guidance or support when transitioning from dependence to independence. I used my personal experience to better the transition for future students to achieve success! The feedback I received from my students was rewarding and motivated me to continue helping students out in these difficult times. Although I cannot help every student in high school, I am glad I made an impact on the few students I became acquainted with. Well-Suited's Youth with a Passion is a wonderful organization that continues to provide support and guidance to those who are underserved. I recommend all high schools to implement this resourceful program.”