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September 5, 2013

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1 previous review
November 28, 2012

I strongly endorse the worth of Dads Make A Difference (DMAD) to our community--its 20-year history of educating young people about the importance of fathers, about relationships and safe sexual decis... more

September 5, 2013

I recently attended an anniversary celebration for Dads Make a Difference (DMAD) and the testimonials from past participants, trainers, health educators, Minnesota State Department of Human Services, community nonprofit leaders, sexuality education professionals, youth workers, teachers--a range of folks involved in the organization's long history--gave further evidence of the power of this youth development organization and its curriculum to positively enhance the healthy development of Minnesota youth. It is a peer education program that has effectively educated youth about healthy relationships, sexual decision making and the important role of fathers for many years. We need to ensure that it continues to evolve in ways that allow it to educate and influence future generations of Minnesota youth.

Ways to make it better...

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

get large scale financial support from a federal or state funding source and/or corporate sponsor so the organization can expand, grow and hire more staff.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 28, 2012

I strongly endorse the worth of Dads Make A Difference (DMAD) to our community--its 20-year history of educating young people about the importance of fathers, about relationships and safe sexual decision-making. The steady and creative stewardship of this organization by Executive Director Jan Hayne (during difficult economic times) and a committed cadre of volunteers have kept it afloat and allowed it to continue to play an active role in educating youth in the twin cities and greater Minnesota. As a current Board Member and Youth Development Professional, I highly recommend the DMAD organization and encourage you to learn more about it via its website www.dadsmakeadifference.org. And if you can, I also encourage you to make a donation so it can continue its good work.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 5, 2013

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September 5, 2013

My daughter took the Dads Makes a Difference training back when she was in high school and she became a participant at Como High School to inform others! DMAD training provided insight for my daughter who had an absent father to give her some hope and understanding around the importance of dads. Being a board member was easy because I have seen the personal value of the vision and mission of this organization's impact on my family! Great work!

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

Provide more training in the Twin Cities!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 4, 2013

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September 4, 2013

A fantastic non profit organization that maximizes its resources to deliver exceptional services that benefit so many.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

August 22, 2013

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August 22, 2013

Dads Make a Difference focuses on a market/community that we need to focus on more critically. Our children need to understand the role of fathers, and their role in their children's lives. DMAD helps teenagers get a better understanding of the necessity for healthy, continued father/child relationships. With this increased education, our communities and family structure are enriched - building better better communities.

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

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

August 20, 2013

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1 previous review
November 27, 2012

My first contact with dad's make a difference was because of my job. My supervisor at the Minnesota Department of Human Services had asked me to attend a training about 16 years ago. I was monumenta... more

August 20, 2013

Dads Make a Difference uses teenagers to train middle school students about the importance of respect, about the the issue of parenting too soon, and about how important it is to involve fathers with their families. The mentoring relationship and peer advocacy model really works, and the Wilder foundation did a study to prove that DMAD training creates lasting attitude change. DMAD has contributed to the decrease in teen pregnancies in Minnesota. It is an exceptional organization.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find it more fully, so that it could reach more people.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 27, 2012

My first contact with dad's make a difference was because of my job. My supervisor at the Minnesota Department of Human Services had asked me to attend a training about 16 years ago. I was monumentally impressed by how well they trained young people about respect, planning for the future, and delaying too early pregnancy.

Since that time, the agency has trained thousands of junior high and high school students. The Wilder Foundation has done an empirical study that verifies that dads make a difference training produces tangible attitude changes.

The agency will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in the summer. It does exceptional training to produce responsible teenagers and, eventually, but not too soon, parents.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

August 20, 2013

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1 previous review
November 27, 2012

As a board member for Dads Make a Difference, it has been a great pleasure seeing and being apart of the wonderful work the organization does throughout the communities. The program is outstanding and... more

August 20, 2013

Serving on the Board has been a great pleasure to see first hand how this organization impacts the lives of young people in such a positive way. The best part is always hearing the stories from young adults of how the program helped them make better choices throughout their young lives.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 27, 2012

As a board member for Dads Make a Difference, it has been a great pleasure seeing and being apart of the wonderful work the organization does throughout the communities. The program is outstanding and its useful purpose has helped so many kids over the years.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 27, 2012

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November 27, 2012

I have been involved with DMAD since 2002 when I went through the program myself as a teen. I then began to teach in the community and eventually became a trainer and continue to train today. I joined the board last year because I am extremely passionate about the work that this program does. I feel that it shaped my life personally and helped me to become a good role model as a student and now an informal mentor to teens. I am a social worker by day and really teel that this program has helped me down this career path as well. I am grateful for my experiences in this program as a teen and beyond and am happy that others have the opportunities to be part of this life-changing program as well!!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 27, 2012

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1 previous review
September 10, 2010

Dads Make A Difference is vital in teaching young males/females about the positive and negative aspects of parenting or parenting too soon. It helps teach pre-teen/teens the consequences of their cho... more

November 27, 2012

I have been involved with DMAD since 2008 in a capacity of a board member. Since that time I've witnessed the powerful message that is brought to young adults throughout MN. I am privelaged to work with such a dynamic group to provide parenting education to both young men and young women in our community about the aspects of parenting and challenges of parenting too soon.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 10, 2010

Dads Make A Difference is vital in teaching young males/females about the positive and negative aspects of parenting or parenting too soon. It helps teach pre-teen/teens the consequences of their choices and how a successful parenting structure should look like.

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

Witnessing young men and women make proper choices and hearing stories of teens believing in what we teach and sharing it with others.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 10, 2010

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September 10, 2010

Dads make a Difference is a small but effective not for profit that truly serves a great purpose. They focus not only on the importance of dads but beyond that they focus on the importance of being an active parent. The power of the activities is its focus on education of young adults on the importance of active parents. This helps shape young adults decision making about when to become a parent and all the responsbility it entails.

The Great!

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

I've listened to some participants that are now in college and they have a powerful message about how important Dad's make a difference was to them as a young adult.

Ways to make it better...

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

help find more resources for the organization.

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

seeing its effect on the young adult participants

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

great people that believe in the cause

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

expand the number of participants 10 fold and have a great effect on even more young adults

Ways to make it better...

i had more time time to dedicate

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

fundraising

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

one of the end goals of the program is to help establish families - which become the backbone of great communities. who wouldn't agree with that?

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 9, 2010

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September 9, 2010

I am impressed with Dads make a Difference focus on teaching youth that fathers play an important role in their children lives. Also teaching the importance of delaying parenting until one is emotionally and financially ready.

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

Yes

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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