CONNECTING FUTURES INC

Rating: 4.45 stars   11 reviews

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Location: 207 West Jefferson St. Monroe NC 28110 USA

Mission: Our mission is to continue to provide successful programs that reach the heart of our girls to help encourage positive outcomes.

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

Connecting Futures, Inc. is a non-profit organization that offers mentoring for girls age 11-18. Union County, North Carolina, has grown approx 62% within the past year and there still is no boys and girls club or any organization on a higher scale for our youth. There are a few organizations such as Connecting Futures, Inc. who are trying to make a difference in the area by targeting a certain group and helping them reach goals and objectives that many of their family members never reached. My girls have truly enjoyed their experience with the organization with the trips to the ballet, assistance with homework, and life skills applications.

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I have spoken at gatherings and have worked in the office and with the fiscal requirements. I also assisted with announcements, board meetings, etc..

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help supply funds to assist in growing the business and making more services available to our youth.

Rating: 5 stars  

Connecting Futures/ Kings Daughters

Mentoring programs are a must for the youth in our area and world wide. The growth of each youth in the program has exploded. Each year more and more visions, progress and charater has pushed its way forward in our youth because of Sharon Allen's dream becomming a reality. The youth have a future to look forward to. At the end of the day one person has touched someone who will touch someone else who in return will touch someone else. That is worth a pot of gold....

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

gainning knowledge to pass on

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no changes

Rating: 5 stars  

The Connect Future help youth be a better person in the furture. The program have mentors that help u like one on one. Some help apply for youths to get into college or help you fill out applications. The coneect furture make you a better person in life and change your attitude towards many different things that most youth dont pay any attention or may not be intersting in what other may be. This program have really help me since i been it.
Tierra Marsh

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i expericed this organization by gettin a mentor and she help me to many things that i need help with like school wise. She even talk to me when i needed someone to talk to.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The one thing that i would change about this organzation is get more youth invoid and have more activities for the youth to do.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

More activitiews for the youth.t

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Taught me how to communicate with others.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

This volunteer experience made me have confidence about myself.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Rating: 5 stars  

The Kings Daughters/Mentoring Program has been very beneficial for my daughter. She was given the opportunity to participate in the program and she loved it. This organization is heading in the right direction because, it's main focus is helping the youth. The program also inspired my daughter to set goals and be a leader.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in seeing myself making better decisions and becoming more of a role model.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would like to see it grow throughout the United States.

Rating: 4 stars  

Connecting Futures/The King's Daughters mentor program was very exciting for me because it provide us with opportunities to go place we wouldn't normally get to go. This program inspired me to become a leader in my community and school.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in my own life because it has inspired me to set goals for myself and looking at how I can help those in my community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would... Change that the program need more mentors because I was on the waiting list for about 2mths.

Rating: 4 stars  

Connection futures is a great nonprofit oraganization for the youth in union county. As a volunteer, I enjoy assisting the youth for the connection futures in many events. Observing young girls that didn't have a desire to finish high school, but with connection futures mentoring program "The Kings Daughters" to witness three young ladies go on to college. Connection futures is very much needed here in union county and should be recognizes for the great job Ms Sharon Allen does for all the youth in Union County, North Carolina.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

mentorees going off to college and while in college working. Co-ed participating in overnight camping. Attending different classes with connection futures and the argicultral center in union county, north carolina.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would see that more site could be available for the youth in union county, in different parts of the county mainly in the western part of the county where the need is great.

Rating: 5 stars  

When I think of all the things happening to people all over the world. It seems like nobody wants to help those who really need it. So i believe Connecting Futures Inc. is a wonderful program for teenagers because some one have to show these teens how to begin to experience what the real world would be like without their parents buying them everything. We took little field trips dealing with first impressions and budgeting which was very helpful for me cause now i'm a college student and budgeting your time and money is very important while furthering your education, so I say keep this organization around for a long time.

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What i received from this organization was many things but one that stuck out the most was having a party for the kids at Wolfe school. I use to be scared of people like them but i realize that no we are all people no matter how different most of us are.

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I f i could change one thing about this organization it would be the age limit because i feel that people over the age of eighteen still needs some kind of guidance even though they are considered to be adults.

Rating: 4 stars  

Sharon Allen is a phenomenon woman and trailblazer of Union County. Sharon took a stand to make a difference in our community. Instead of just talking about what needed to be done to address the disparities within our communities and schools that service our underprivileged youth, she took a step and established a wonderful organization” Connecting Futures” to address the issues. I commend her for her courage, perseverance and commitment in spite of obstacles that she may face.

As for the program itself, it is one that children are so excited & proud to be a part of because they receive attention and exposure to things that in their normal life, they wouldn’t have the opportunity to. Which is why I am so committed to the organization because I see the potential that it has, I see the need in the community for it and with the right support and funding; it could be a great success in making a difference in the futures of our children.

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Ive personally witnessed the results of this organization at several fund raising and community events of which Ive observed the young girls who participate in the program exude confidence, passion and commitment to making a difference within themselves as well as within the community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would provide it with enough financial, community and parental support in order for it to be successful in making a difference in the futures of our children.

Rating: 5 stars  

Connecting Futures is a non profit organization that focuses on helping youth. I am apart of the King's Daughters Mentoring Program, which is apart of the Connecting Futures organization. This program specifically focuses on mentoring young girls ages 12-18. Sharon Allen is the creator of this program. She has a passion to see all of the girls in her program succeed. She personally chooses each of the mentors on the basis that they want to see theses girls succeed as well. I am personally a mentor and truly value this experience to help these girls achieve. We have after school classes with topics such as good manners and how to handle your money. They have attended college fairs and diversity workshops. This program opens the girls up to experiences they might not have ever had on the own. I am happy to be apart of this great program.


























































































































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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in seeing all of my mentees graduate and go on to college. I am grateful to have been apart of each of their experiences. I continue to talk to each of them and I know that being apart of this program has had a profound impact on their lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would look for more people to mentor. We have alot of young girls join the program but not enough mentors to go around. I would maybe try to partner with other local organizations to increase the number of volunteers.

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?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 3 stars  

Connecting Futures is an organization heading in the right direction. This is the first year my daughters have participated in the program and they have enjoyed the experience so far. I wish there were more volunteers to catch hold of the vision that Connecting Futures has set forth. I believe that Connecting Futures is a great program that enables youth to encounter experiences otherwise not possible. Sharon really puts her best efforts forward to express to the youth involved that they matter today as well as tomorrow.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The mentor for my daughter has really taken an interest in how well she's doing her senior year as well as making sure she's keeping up with her material for getting ready for college. She's got to experience the genuine concern of someone other than family that taken an interest in her becoming a productive citizen.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more mentors available for the kids interested in the program.

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