Volunteer appreciation day today at the Oregon Youth Authority prison in Tillamook today was more like a youth appreciation day. They are such brave and hardworking young men, building their lives and becoming productive citizens. It was an honor to be among them today, experiencing their self confidence and growth, supported by a great staff.
Mentoring these young men is a gift for me. I get back ten times what I give.
Just spending time with them, and listening, moves them deeper into healthy manhood.