Executive Director Letter

DSC_09802015 was one of those years when you look at the rest of the team and say, “Let’s go for it.” Don’t ask for permission. Stay away from “what-ifs” or “yeah-buts.” Just GO FOR IT – Believe that we are good enough and that our time is now. Believe that everything that we do will impact the lives of youth and youth developers everywhere we go. Believe that we are not alone. Believe in our core values that light our path. Most of all- believe in each other and we will have known what it was like to dare greatly and lend our collective talents to making our community a better place.

A humble, heartfelt thank you to all who lent your talents to our cause this year. The stories and pictures that grace the following pages could have never come to life without you.

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In strength and unity,

Adrian Ruiz
Executive Director of a small but mighty tribe known as YDN

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