I joined My Hands and Heart 4 years ago as a young person who likes volunteering and doing community work. I have since been doing different programs with them and the NYDA, and its been wonderful. Volunteering has really opened many doors for me as I am also running a youth NPO called Life 4 U Foundation. I have met a lot of people while working with the NYDA who have done a lot to help our youth. I have gained skills which I transferred to the youth we are working with. Therefore I am always grateful to such initiatives that encourage youth volunteering.