I had an amazing time working on my YPI project. It taught me how to communicate. It was challenging to keep everyone in our group updated because one person hardly used their phone. I also learned how to be a better presenter. I am definitely more confident in my presentation skill than before. I also learned how to make phone calls. I was really nervous at first when I called the helpline, but I then realized that the person on the other side of the line is human too.
This project made me a better advocate for mental illness. I really understand the issue more and how to be a better advocate.
I found this project to be very meaningful and productive for our curriculum. We are learning about interations this year and the YPI teaches you to interact with the community.
The biggest reward was being able to say that I am proud of the work we did.
Our charity is NAMI. More information can be found at nami.org