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America on Track

Rating: 5 stars   13 reviews 305

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600 W Santa Ana Blvd Ste 710 Santa Ana CA 92701 USA

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America On Track's mission is to help children and families from all walks of life move toward a brighter future. The organization's vision is to create healthier communities by providing evidence-based programs that focus on leadership development, mentoring, fitness & nutrition, drug use prevention, and academic achievement.

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Mentoring gives you the opportunity to facilitate someone’s life by sharing your knowledge learned through years of experience. In October 2014 I had the opportunity to come across America on Track and their Brighter Futures for Children of Prisoners Program. The moment I learned of the program it hit home and made me wish that there was a program such as this to get our family through our hard times growing up. Becoming a mentor to a 14 year old young lady has been an extremely rewarding experience for not just myself, but for my mentee as well.
We have had many opportunities to go to multiple Honda Center Events, compliments of America on Track. She didn’t even know who Shania Twain was, but we had an unbelievably great time at her concert!
My mentee and I have built a relationship that will definitely last a life-time. Thanks America on Track!
-Dianne

 
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I have been a mentor at America On Track for the past year. Becoming a mentor at America On Track is one of the best decisions I have ever made!!! I look forward to meeting with my mentee every week. All together it has been such a rewarding experience. It's also great to know that I have a strong team of people at America On Track that are willing to help should the need arise. My favorite part about America On Track is that it offers parents education on nutrition. America On Track also encourages children to read by giving them free books that are age and reading level appropriate.

 
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We here at the Villa appreciate Diane, our nutritionist for so many reasons. She provides us with nutritional facts such as label reading on food packaging. She explains to us exactly what each section means and the recommended serving size.
Diane also provides us with tips on grocery shopping. She has informed us on how to shop on a budget and how to double check the receipts after purchasing to ensure we have paid the correct amount.
She gives us valuable tips on how to deal with young children while shopping at the grocery store. As we all know, children tend to want everything when shopping. She has given us ideas and suggestions on ways to distract children while shopping to avoid over buying on needless items.
Overall, Diane has taught us how to maintain healthy lives through our eating habits, and she has taught us how to manage our grocery purchases on a budget.
We truly appreciate all the information she has provided to us. We would like to thank Diane for helping the ladies here at the Villa learn the value of nutrition and we would also like to thank her for the delicious salads she brings to us every week. Diane's efforts are much appreciated.
Sincerely, The Women at The Villa

 
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I have been a volunteer for America On Track’s Brighter Futures for Children of Prisoners Program for the past 4 years in which I mentor a beautiful little girl once a week for two hours.

This is a very structured program where the results are very rewarding not only for the mentees and their families but for the mentors as well. Aside from the guidance that the mentors receive from the cofounders of the organization, Terry and Claire, as well as the staff of the organization the many advantages that come from the program are: Special outings such as free tickets to events at the Honda Center, letters of recommendation for the mentors, a Holiday Party where mentees receive Christmas gifts and mentors get awards and recognition for their volunteer hours, STEM activities, free books for the mentees, free mini-golf tickets, a really fun summer educational camp where I got the chance to be a counselor this past summer and free health seminars for the families.

Being a part of this organization has taught me a great deal of things. Although challenging at times, being with my mentee has been a wonderful experience that I would not change for anything. Additionally, the support that I have received from Terry and Claire have made me push myself into becoming not only a better mentor but a well rounded person thanks to the various conversations we’ve had at the different events. It is clear that they personally care about each and every one of us involved in this wonderful program.

 
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I have been a mentor with America On Track for 10 years. I stick with this organization because I see the positive impact it has on the children it is helping. Moreover, I notice something very special about its founders, Terry and Claire: they remember the names of all the children (as much as I can observe while attending the events they organize). My mentee has 6 other siblings, and Terry and Claire remember their names, even the ones who are too young to be in a mentoring program. This is one of the clear indications that these two wonderful ladies care about the children they are helping. When people care, good things happen, and lives are changed for the better.

 
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America on Track is awesome! I did not have to wait too long to be paired up with a mentee. They are great at being accessible for both the mentors and mentees. I could have not found a better non-pofit.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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I just started volunteering with America on Track this year, and I've loved every minute of it! It's a wonderful way to create fundamental relationships with others, learn about successful ways to manage life and blossom into a great leader. I have no doubt that America On Track is doing very good things for the community and will continue to do so for many years to come.

 
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This is the most wonderful non-profit!
I have spent three years as a mentor in America On Track's Emerging Leaders Program and have loved all of them. I have seen this non-profit change the lives of youth for the better, and think it deserves support.

 
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I have been a volunteer with America on Track for a few months now and am really enjoying getting to know my mentee.
Terry and Melody have been wonderful in the training process and introducing me to my mentee.
I would highly recommend
America on Track for anyone that wants to reach out and help others!

 
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Volunteering as an America On Track mentor to the child of a prisoner brings me great joy. Watching my mentee blossom from a smart, but shy girl into a more confident young woman who eagerly participates in new experiences, initiates conversations and shares her interests is truly heartwarming. In addition, searching for opportunities that will encourage my mentee's interest in science and literature and expand her horizons has ultimately expanded my own horizons. Through it all, America On Track is there to help - providing incredible support for mentors with comprehensive training, free group outings, an amazing holiday party (where many mentees receive their only gifts of the season), free books and a knowledgeable and caring staff. Thank you, Terry and Claire. Brighter Futures for Children of Prisoners sets a high standard for mentoring programs and brightens the lives of mentors as well as mentees.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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