I had the pleasure of volunteering with the Youth Empowerment Services (Y.E.S.) program. The workshop was very well organized. Young men from different cultural backgrounds attended. The attendees were nervous and shy at the beginning. There were several presentations on filling out applications and writing resumes as well as having a successful interview. We all assisted while they practiced and role played. Throughout the process Almaz was assuring the attendees to be themselves and it’s ok to make a mistake. I started noticing half way into the program how relaxed the young men became. They spoke with confidence and asked questions. I was impressed on how a four-hour workshop can make so much difference. Almaz is amazing for organizing this program and I hope I’ll get another opportunity to volunteer.