Children: Our Ultimate Investment

Rating: 4.82 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Health, Reproductive Rights

Location: 13300 Victory Blvd. #357 Van Nuys CA 91401 USA

Mission: Our mission is to educate and prepare our youth to reach their full potential through programs that address teen pregnancy prevention, non-violent parenting, life skills, continued education and job opportunities.
Results: Presently we are working closely with the LAUSD for approval of our T&T curriculum as a supplemental Health course, and are forging a partnership with the LAPD as a community referral program so as to offer Teens and Toddlers in more locations. We continue to produce our new quarterly e-newsletter and send out 2-3 grant requests per month. We are working hard to expand our reach and are currently looking to recruit a new board member based in Los Angeles County.
Target demographics: at risk youth between 15 - 19 years old
Direct beneficiaries per year: 23 teens and 23 toddlers
Geographic areas served: Los Angeles County: Venice Beach, Lincoln Heights, Temescal Canyon and Hollywood
Programs: the Teens & Toddlers program.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been witness to the power of transformation by the trainers in addition to the kids. The lessons are integral in teaching the kids not only STD and pregnancy prevention by also compassion from others and unity. This program is run by people who care about kids. Donations can only strengthen the work done by these loving and compassionate people.

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I have been witness to the power of transformation by the trainers in addition to the kids. The lessons are integral in teaching the kids not only STD and pregnancy prevention by also compassion from others and unity. This program is run by people who care about kids. Donations can only strengthen the work done by these loving and compassionate people.

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Donate more money so they could hire more trainers in more schools and do more positive work

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Rating: 4 stars  

I worked with Laura Huxley for a number of years as Laura's assistant, in the late 1990's - working to develop her vision for Children Our Ultimate Investment. The program was very important to Laura because she believed children should be treated with intelligence and attention. I think it's important for the organization to continue with renewed leadership. I know Karen Pfeiffer, her granddaughter, is an important link because she understands Laura's vision - and has important energy with vital insight to take the organization forward in this new era examining racial and religious tolerance, social networking and renewed world challenges applicable to our children

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

reviewing materials, watching presentations given by Laura Huxley, making sure Laura's vision was carried through in her programs

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

make sure children of all races and religions would be specifically included.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a worthy charity; this organization has helped so many over the years. The currant director has the big picture in mind but also the minutia of everyday problems. The goals and practices of COUI are laudable and should be supported by everyone.

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Through family

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