Support Youth Going Back to Their Communities

We are a non-profit organization and depend on your generous donations to help our youth succeed both while at Echo Glen and once they transition back to their communities.

Many youth do not have the support of a family or their families struggle with food insecurity, housing insecurity, or job insecurity when they return to their homes and schools. This adds to their anxiety & low self esteem. Please consider helping a youth leaving Echo Glen with a few items that may help them with their educational or job training plans.

Ways to help:

———————————————————————————————————————–

Ramon:

I like drawing scripture and animals. I also like playing basketball; I have played since I was ten. I like to play with my cousins and friends. We would also go on hikes and explore. I am excited and worried about moving out of state. I will be walking my dog to help me stay out of trouble. My brother is going to help me stay on track. I am thinking of joining the military. I am not sure what branch yet. After that, becoming a mechanic for airplanes looks interesting. I have been learning about auto mechanics from my dad since I was six. Thank you for the time you took to read this, God bless.

Wish List: –> Choose “Ramon Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Victorio:

I am 15. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and participating in my Native culture activities. I have been working towards getting my freedom back and staying away from criminal behavior. I hope to accomplish getting into a university. One of my short-term goals is to make a lot of money. I plan on doing good and being responsible in the outs. I am excited to see all my friends and hang out. Friends of Echo Glen can be helpful by getting the things I need. Thank you for your help.

Wish List: –> Choose “Victorio Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Joe:

I am 15 about to be 16 in a couple months. I like going outside and playing video games sometimes. I have been working on learning more in school, learning new skills, and getting out on my minimum. I want to get a job and make money for my family. My goal is to make money, do good, and not come back to Echo Glen. I plan on going back to school and staying out of trouble. I am excited to see my family.

Wish List: –> Choose “Joe Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Chris:

I am 16. I enjoy playing football and basketball. Being outside and playing sports is my way to workout. What I have been working on at Echo Glen is reducing my anger. DBT skills are helping with my anger. I will use them on the outs. I hope to get my diploma to get better jobs. I wanted to be a history teacher but now I am thinking of being a football player. I know a diploma will open more doors for me. When I return to the community I want to join a semi-pro football team. I am excited to get a car and I am planning on saving money for it. I appreciate your assistance, thank you for your time.

Wish List: –> Choose “Chris Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Marcelo:

I am 16. I enjoy sports and music. I have been working on controlling my anger. I hope for the best and prepare for the worst. I hope to accomplish finishing school and staying out of the system. My short term goal is playing for the school football and basketball teams. My long term goal is playing college sports and becoming a mentor for kids in the system. I plan on catching up on my school, changing my surroundings, and obeying the law. I am excited to be at home. I am worried about going back to jail. To not go back, I plan to create structure to fill my time with positive activities. Friends of Echo Glen can be helpful by giving me an extra step towards a successful path.

Wish List: –> Choose “Marcelo Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Potato:

My name is Potato and I am 15 years old. My hobbies are boxing, soccer, and track. While at Echo Glen, I was working on keeping cool under pressure. I hope to move on from the things I have done. I hope to be reunited with my family. I want to stay positive and stay out of trouble in the community. I am worried to live with my grandparents because I never have before. I don’t know what it will be like. Friends of Echo Glen can help me stay positive and encourage me to do my best. I like to thank Echo Glen for having my back when times are hard.

Wish List: –> Choose “Potato Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Xavier II:

I am 15 years old. I like playing video games, listening to music, hanging out with my friends, and swimming. My time at Echo Glen, I have been working at controlling my anger so I can become a better person. I want to be successful in life by graduating high school and finish the Job Corp program. One short-term goal is to get off parole. Another is to be home for my siblings’ birthday. A long term that I have is to go through college and get a successful job that makes a lot of money. Giving me the stuff I need to go to school will help me be successful. Thank you for making a difference in my community. Your service is not overlooked and I hope you continue for many years to come.

Wish List: –> Choose “Xavier II Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Dante:

I am 16 years old. My hobbies are drawing, playing football, and listening to music. During my time at Echo Glen, I have been working on getting my GED. My short-term goal is to get my driver’s license. I hope to get my construction certificate. I want to get a construction job to become financially stable. I am excited I am going to be given the opportunity to get my GED and learn a helpful trade so I can have a better future. Friends of Echo Glen can be helpful with donating some clothes. Thank you very much for your help. I appreciate you taking the time to help.

Wish List: –> Choose “Dante Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Tony:

I am 17 years old. I enjoy listening to music. I plan on getting a job. I also plan on being successful in the community and to do that I want to accomplish getting a job so I can be financially stable. A job will also keep me busy to stay out of trouble. A goal I have for myself is to graduate high school. I want to eventually go to a trade school for carpentry and work my way up to a journeyman one day. Thank you for reading this biography and your time. Have a good one.

Wish List: –> Choose “Tony Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Fermin:

I am 16. I like playing sports and listening to music. During my time at Echo Glen, I have successfully obtained my minimum date and been able to go to a community facility. I am excited to be at a group home. Echo Glen has been helpful with teaching me DBT skills and in helping me in school. I want to help my family by getting a job. I also want go to Mexico to visit my family. I want to see my little brothers and play with them. God bless you.

Wish List: –> Choose “Fermin Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

———————————————————————————————————————–

D’Angelo:

I’m 17. I like playing basketball and lifting weights. During my time at Echo Glen, I have been working towards going home to see my family. I hope to stay out and never come back to an institution. My short term goal is to not violate my probation. My long term goal is to succeed in the community. I hope to become financially stable. In the future, I want to coach younger kids to be successful and steer them out of bad situations. I am excited to see my family after a long time. Friends of Echo Glen can help me by starting in the community with clean clothes. I am thankful for Friends of Echo Glen trying to help out youth.

Wish List: –> Choose “D’Angelo Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Jenna:

My name is Jenna and I am 17 years old. I am currently enrolled in college taking classes to become a CDP. Education is important to me. It is one of my higher values along with health. I love working out, being outside, and volunteering at animal shelters. I plan on going to a 4-year college and working while getting my degree. I will be working towards living independently. It is nerve wrecking to live on my own but I am sure I will enjoy it. If you can help me with things I need, I will be truly grateful. Thank you for your time.

Wish List: –> Choose “Jenna Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Keenan:

I am 16 years old and I love doing hair and art (drawing and painting). I also love nature and being out in the rain. I have always been interested in fashion. I am excited to see my cats, be home, and go home to my mom to help her out financially. I am worried how people will see me differently. I hope to go to college and join the chamber and jazz choir. Another goal of mine is to work on my self-confidence and not worry about being judged. At Echo Glen I have been working on my patience, how I handle stress, building a healthier bond with my mom, and better social skills. Thank you for your time and help.

Wish List: –> Choose “Keenan Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Skiley:

I am 16 years old. I like playing basketball. I have been working towards getting out, getting a job, and online schooling. I hope to be successful in the future for my family and myself. When I get out, I plan to move to a city that is away from people that can get me in trouble. I want to create a healthy support system to help keep me on track. Thank you for your help.

Wish List: –> Choose “Skiley Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Paris:

I’m 15 and I like playing basketball and listening to music. At Echo Glen I have participated in Youth Voice and have been working towards getting my GED. When I get out, I hope to go back to school to get my diploma and I want to get a job at Jack in the Box to take care of my sister. I am excited to see my mom. Friends of Echo Glen can be help me get things my mom does not have money for. Thank you for your time.

Wish List: –> Choose “Paris Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Zack:

I am 15 years old. Even though it has been hard being away from family, I have been able to learn things at Echo Glen. I was taught DBT skills for anger and social skills that will help me on the outs. I now have a better understanding of others emotions and getting to know peers. When I get out, my Grandpa offered me a job, which I am excited for. I also plan on getting my high school diploma. My dream is to be a Youtuber and build on my teamwork skills. Friends of Echo Glen can be helpful by getting clothes and school supplies to help me focus on schoolwork. Getting clothes will help me concentrate on school because I won’t have to worry about it. Thank you.

Wish List: –> Choose “Zack Friends of Echo Glen’s Gift Registry Address” under Other Addresses.