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September 18, 2009

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September 18, 2009

The thing that makes FG so great is the wonderful volunteers that give so much of themselves to help the students.

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

growing closer to God.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 18, 2009

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September 18, 2009

I work with all the people from first glance they make it fun. They are always there to offer support. They always make me feel welcome and like part of the family.

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

working with the leaders and with the babies and young moms. I enjoy spending time with them.

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

no changes need to be made.

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

Learning to work with and deal with many different people.

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

very helpful, pleasant and fun to be with. They are kind and caring.

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

move mountains and change lives.

Ways to make it better...

there was more money to meet more needs.

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

raising money to meet the needs of the clients they serve. There are always more things that can be done to serve the young people there.

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

I can't think of any ways to make it better.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 17, 2009

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September 17, 2009

I'm a volunteer at First Glance and I think it is a great place for students to come and hang out. It keeps them out of trouble by giving them something to do on Thursday and Friday nights. They can hang out, play WII or Playstation, play basketball or pool, or even skateboard. It is a place where kids can come and be accepted and loved in a healthy way. The volunteers are really good role models for the students. Some of the students we meet don't have good role models in their lives. I got married last year and I invited a few of the teenaged girls that I had met at First Glance to be a part of my wedding by passing out programs. One girl had never been to a wedding so this was an exciting time for her. The girls really enjoyed being being a part of my wedding day.

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

awesome. They are positive, fun, and encouraging. No wonder the kids keep coming back to First Glance.

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

expand, not only in Kenmore, but to all of Akron and there could be so many cool things for the kids to do.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 17, 2009

I have had a great experience with First Glance. I love how the students can come here so many nights out of the week, that it is right by their high school/middle school, and that they know that they can come and hang out in a safe environment.

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

that I can connect with students from the neighborhood that I now live in, and that every week we can build a better community together.

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

energetic and excited about working with youth! The staff has a real vision to reach students who are all in need of something, and to meet their needs in any way that they can - through hanging out with them, through the Teen Moms program, etc.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 17, 2009

I volunteered at First Glance for a few years when I was in high school and college and had a blast getting to know the students and hanging out with the leaders. First Glance is truly making a difference in the lives of the people it comes into contact with!

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

watching the lives of young people who live in Kenmore change right before my eyes.

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

spending time with youth who desperately need love.

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

energetic, funny, and fun to be around.

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

continue building and improving its current meeting place!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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September 17, 2009

A great organization for the youth in the community. Teen Moms, Dads, skateboarding and basketball is a safe environment and an alternative to the lives these teens have led. more

September 17, 2009

Helped with a christmas project with the Teen Moms. Enjoyed seeing the interaction between the young moms and their leaders.

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

Build, Build, Build

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

September 17, 2009

A great organization for the youth in the community. Teen Moms, Dads, skateboarding and basketball is a safe environment and an alternative to the lives these teens have led.

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

Working with Teen Moms and seeing the growth in their lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 17, 2009

The leaders have such wonderful hearts and dedication. They are making a difference in young people's lives--no doubt! I am amazed at some of the cool projects and experiences they offer the kids.

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

Many smiles on the kids faces!

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

As above, seeing smiles and joy

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

very kind, helpful and connected with the kids

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

change the world of young adults I have not doubt

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 17, 2009

It has been great to see First glance grow from meeting in the small amount of space in the community center to owning a large multi-level space. The larger space has provided the students with a place to get off the streets and call their own. This has happened because of the faith of the leadership and great volunteer base. It's awesome to hear the excitement students in the community have for First Glance.

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

seeing the mission statement played out with students getting connected to Christ and a local church.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 17, 2009

I am blessed to read the E-mails and letters regarding the students and how many of them are helped and encouraged by this ministry. I am glad to be able to be one of the donors for this ministry. Tim and Noelle are the very best leaders. The students respect and look up to them. Our family has been to many of the open houses, and Tim and Noelle have been in our home.

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

the lives of Tim & Noelle Beck.

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

the faithfulness and fruit of all the labor of the volunteers who love these students deeply.

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

mature and caring and fabulous.

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

reach many more students in Kenmore, if not the whole community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 17, 2009

I got involved with First Glance thru volunteering on a construction project. While painting one Saturday, a student turned to me and said, "You need to become a leader so you can change people's lives like they have changed mine." When a 17 year girl says that you; you have no choice but to do just that, become a leader. It is so apparent that these students lives are changing because of the First Glance. The fruits of what God is doing in Kenmore thru First Glance we might never see the whole picture, but I know when I volunteer, I am changed. First Glance is the Youth Thrive award, because it is doing just that making students thrive in an culture and environment that working so hard against them.

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

the conversations I have had with students. Also seeing the joy and laughter in these kids eyes, when they can let the problems of their lives step aside for a few hours and just be themselves and know that they are in a safe environment.

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

the sense of family. Everyone is equal at First Glance. Regardless of your duty, or how long you have volunteer, everyone has the same goal and mission. To love these students and share with them God's love.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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