"I'm thankful to Horizons for giving me the opportunity to gain job readiness training through the MYEEP program. I began as a participant being placed at Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center for nearly two years. While at Precita Eyes, I was able to become more involved in my community through mural painting. After my first two years, I was promoted to the leadership program that allowed me to work with youth one-on-one and help prepare them for the workforce. The leadership program has also given me a taste of college life by allowing me to visit UC Santa Cruz campus while on retreat with other peer leaders my age. If it wasn't for Horizons, I don't think I would have experienced the opportunities I did as a youth."