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August 30, 2010

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August 30, 2010

Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs did a great job in reaching out to youth to get them exposed to the manufacturing industry through the grant money given to hold camps in communities like ours.

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Through the camp that we held, I feel that many of the 15 youth who participated were exposed to something that will have a lasting effect in their lives. Many of the youth who participated in the camp said they would like to go into welding after camp.

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

Being able to bring exposure of vocational education to the Foster Youth who I work with.

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

Professional and organized.

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

Do a lot more to get exposure of vocational education to youth around the world.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 26, 2010

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August 26, 2010

I’m writing to let you know about a wonderful Tech Camp that we conducted on the Green Bay campus that led to significant media attention for North East Wisconsin Technical College - and the process, heightened awareness of non-tradition career options for women. Many are familiar with the Tech Camp concept (we have been running these camps for years). But this one was a little different in that we had a national partner with this particular camp. Our partner was the Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation and they provided us with a grant for $4,000 to help get a new generation of young people interested in “tinkering with things”. A division of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International, the goal of this foundation is to introduce manufacturing careers as a viable career pathway to our current young people. My name is Andy Clark - I helped get the grant and conducted the entrepreneurship component to the camp - teaching these young ladies about business concepts from customer focus to cash flow. With this fantastic grant, were able to create a one-of-a-kind Girls-only Tech Camp called Dream It, Scheme It, Make It, Take It. It was to be the largest girls camp of its kind in the nation! This was a jewelry tech camp that combined hands-on jewelry fabrication skills with basic business (entrepreneurship) skills. The camp ran for 4 days, running from 8:30AM – 3:30PM, July 19th - July 22nd, 2010. We got great media coverage. If you would like to see it, and see the ladies in action talking about their experience in the camp, please let me know. I've got the footage. NONE of this would have been possible without the help and financial support and amazing curriculum provided by the foundation. We thank the Nuts Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation for all their support and help! Thank you for the opportunity to be involved. Andrew Clark Micro-Business Educator NWTC - Green Bay, WI

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Looking at the reviews we received post camp, the girls were so excited. They absolutely loved this camp experience! Many said they are now actively considering working with their hands in the technical fields & combining this with business.

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

Not change a thing.

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

they connected us to resources that made our wonderful tech camp even better. They actually provided us with money AND curriculum.

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

top notch.

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

join us. They run lean, like everyone else does. It would have been even more amazing had they been able to attend our camp. Maybe next year, with their MILLION!!

Ways to make it better...

we could have extended the camp to 5 days. We cut it to 4, but in retrospect, or next year, we'll be sure to increase it to 5 days.

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

none that I'm aware of

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

We're thankful for having been a considered a partner by this foundation!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 26, 2010

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August 26, 2010

So far, my experience with Nuts, Bolts and Thingamigs has been very positive. They provide a framework to serve the underpriveliged youth of our country, and we serve this same population in Cleveland. I look forward to a long relationship with a fine organization.

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Customer Service has been excellent. All my conversations with NB&T staff have been very positive.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 26, 2010

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August 26, 2010

It was such a blast working with the kids. They all were excited and competitive when it came to building their robots. I hope this program continues for years to come.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 26, 2010

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August 26, 2010

I loved watching John Ratzenberger on Cheers. So when I heard he was going to on Mike Huckabee’s Saturday night show a few months back I could not wait to see what he was up to. Nuts Bolts and Thingamajigs is just a great idea to help revitalize manufacturing in America. I have been in manufacturing for 47 years from working on assembly lines as a kid to now owning my own business. Manufacturing is more than just making things; it is complex process that requires planning, design, finance, safety, environment, transportation, facilities and most of all different types of workers. For some it is like a family away from home for others it is like a military exercise for all it is a great builder of the American spirit of excellence through hard work and cooperation. What a great service John is offering to our children and grand children. God Bless you John for this wonderful endeavor for America.

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

Offer more summer camps and possible in-school programs and work with engineering colleges.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 26, 2010

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August 26, 2010

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation provided funding and excellent support for us to run a two-week welding, robotics and entrepreneurship camp, titled Camp Fusion, for foster youth. They provided a very well written curriculum for the entrepreneurship piece, and were quite flexible with the design of our program so that it would fit our local needs. They were responsive to questions and quick to offer help, even from one of the leadership staff who was out on a brief medical leave! The funding enabled us to pay the instructors, provide materials for the welding component, and provide food and refreshments throughout the camp. NBT Foundation provided each of the youth with a t-shirt. My time was provided in-kind to the project.

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

providing youth with an opportunity to do things they may never tried, opening their eyes to career and entrepreneurship opportunities that they may never have realized were within their reach.

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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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