Pathfinders' success

Dear Editor:We just wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude to the Downey Kiwanis, Los Amigos Kiwanis, and the Downey Soroptimists for sponsoring the annual Pathfinders youth leadership program every year. A lot of hard work goes into organizing this program and it is greatly appreciated. Both of our sons, Shawn, a third year college student at UCLA, and Connor, graduating from high school this year and heading off to UCR, were privileged to have attended Pathfinders during their junior year at St. John Bosco High School. It was a wonderful experience for them. Pathfinders gave them a level of confidence that they did not have before and this confidence has continued to grow resulting in both of our sons seeking out leadership roles in their daily lives. Connor has been very active in student government among other things at St. John Bosco and is graduating as ASB Vice-President. Shawn's leadership roles started in high school as well and he has continued to have many leadership roles during his first three years at UCLA, primarily in the fraternity that he is associated with and with the alumni association. As parents to two sons, our desire is to know that they are growing into good, solid, and honorable men. Men who get involved, volunteer, and are leaders in whatever venue they participate in. We believe that Pathfinders provided a footprint for them to follow and we are all so thankful for this wonderful gift. - Diana and Patrick Hansen, Downey

********** Published: May 7, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 3