Long Beach Blast-Better Learning After School Today

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 737 Pine Ave Ste 201 Long Beach CA 90813 USA

Mission: THE IMPROVEMENT OF AFTER SCHOOL LEARNING FOR AT RISK CHILDREN AND YOUTH

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Long Beach BLAST is an amazing organization that through college student Mentoring and role modeling, it gives some of our areas toughest kids a chance to bridge the gap from the inner city to entering college, trade or technical school. Sadly so of these kids feel that they are excluded from society, but when a college student shows them that they can plan to enter college and acheive whatever they want, it can lead their lives into an entirely new direction! Once their new goals are established they see a new vision and use education at the great equalizer. What an amazing place; I am very proud to be a part of it.

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

Most aspects . . .

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

Provide more funding and media exposure as to their great works.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

That it changes lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Excellent.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Get 10,000 kids out of the inner city and into college (trade or technical school). It's the best investment I know of.

Ways to make it better...

Long Beach BLAST had a larger budget.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Long Beach BLAST is a wonderful organization that I am familiar with and love. Although the staff is very small (7 1/2 full-time employees) BLAST manages to do many wonderful things with the little money they get. They touch many children's lives through mentoring, and they touch the lives of the mentors, too, many of whom say what started out as a simple extra credit or assignment has become an experience that they will treasure for the rest of their lives.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing how many people it touches.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

committed, dedicated, and severely underpaid.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help so many more people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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