Kristen Bennett, Kathy Kang and other volunteers with Youth On Their Own - or YOTO - subscribe to the philosophy embraced by American educator and civil-rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune: "Invest in the human soul. It might be a diamond in the rough."
Barbara Bardach and other volunteers for Youth on Their Own want
to do more than generate some buzz at Talk of the Town on March 6 -
they want to raise $100,000 to provide a helping hand for kids
trying to help themselves.