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June 12, 2010

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June 12, 2010

I see the results of the programs- students who seem to learn the dangers of drugs and gangs and students who learn to make connections with others.

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

by seeing how it effects the students.

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

Being able to witness the grouwth of the students.

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

polite and professional.

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

reach more students and work more with families.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 31, 2010

A well trained group of counselors comes to my class once a week for four weeks and works with my 4th grade students on resisting peer pressure. The children value their time with these adults. They are positive role models and were able to relate very well to the children.

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

the character building of my students.

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

their professionalism and consistency.

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

friendly, energetic and trustworthy.

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

be available more often and with more students.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 31, 2010

Coming into my first day at P.A.S.A., our drug and gang prevention program, I was so nervous and didn't think I could make a difference. As I looked around the room at my other coworkers, I realized that this time we share with the kids is not about me, but about making a difference in their lives. Every time we leave a classroom we have made a difference and that is truly the best moment.

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

possible impact on high risk children.

Ways to make it better...

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

get more funding.

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

going into the children's classroom and making a difference.

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

great, amazing and outgoing!

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

service more school districts and target the family as a whole more.

Ways to make it better...

we could target more students.

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

getting more funding.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 31, 2010

I've enjoyed meeting so many amazing people who all have similar interests and having a child trust in you and value you. The staff and volunteers are very friendly, positive, approachable, understanding, genuine and welcoming. The only thing I wish were different was that I could have heard about it earlier!

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

the positive impact on the children and how they feel like they have someone who will listen.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 29, 2010

I have been with Omni for the last three years. There is nothing more rewarding than to see the children's face light up when they see us. The Omni's approach to teaching the children about drugs, peer pressure and gangs is amazing. Though board games and real life role playing, the children learn what happens when they decide to use drugs or join a gang. Omni gives them fudamental steps on how to say "NO" to peer pressure. Omni's quarterly data shows that the children's behavior improves after having Omni in their classes and for that my hat is off to all the counselors.

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

going to the 4th, 5th and 6th grade classes, I personally saw the growth with the children

Ways to make it better...

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

I would give them enough money so that they could reach more children

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

working with the children as well as all the people at Omni, it is like one big HAPPY FAMILY

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

all in it for the benefit of the children

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

reach more children and communities, have rallies.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to commit

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

not enough money

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

I love, love, love this organization

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 27, 2010

this program really helps children open up and learn to talk to elders about there problems be it drugs, gangs, peer pressure or anything they have questions about. from the time they sit in the classroom with the kids they get to know them and talk to them about any of their problems. this is a great way to teach children what they wont normally learn in the classroom and i think that all kids should experience this program and the counselors.

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

ive personally been in the classroom with the kids and listened to what some of the children are going through and was able to give them feedback and help them with thier situation

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 26, 2010

I have supported Omni Youth Programs for the past three years. I began as a volunteer working a few hours a week and ended up suporting Omni with my personal donatons of money and as a unpaid board member. Omni has the lowest overhead per dollar of donation of any charity that I support. (I financially support four other local children focused charities). The in-class programs that Omni has developed are very well recieved by every school that has recieved them. Omni Is truly making a difference in reducing drug use and gang membership through their grade school programs. This approach is cheaper and more effective than more law enforcement and prison, particularly in light of the budget cuts in all government services.

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

Through feedback from parents, teachers and the students that have recieved the Omni anti drug and gang training.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 25, 2010

I really love working here and meeting all the other wonderful volunteers that work with me. The people I work with are wonderful people and I love the work I do here!

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

the positive impact on the community, children, families, and schools. The staff and volunteers are rteally loving, caring and sweet.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 24, 2010

I had a good experience counseling groups of 4th, 5th and 6th gradeers throughout the elementary schools in Sacramento. The activities we conduct are really fun because the kids enjoyed it and learned a lot of things.

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the teamwork and feedback are exceptional..

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 21, 2010

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May 21, 2010

I have worked with Omni Youth Programs for almost 20 years and can honestly say this program is very valuable to the communities we serve. What's so unique about our program is that we offer four to eight week small group facilitation so that the youth have a better opportunity to bond with an adult who can help provide positive guidance and support. We also give the youth an opportunity to bond and develop strong, positive relationships with their peers. These relationships continue to grow over the three years that our services are offered at each individual school. Omni Youth Programs also has a very professional and educated staff that are working with at risk youth because they have a passion and commitment to help make youth and communities stronger, but also because many of us have a strong passion to keep our youth free of drugs and gangs. I personally have seen how damaging drugs can be to a youth, their family and the community at large, and made it a personal mission of my own to work in this field to try to make a difference. This program has helped me reach my goal of giving back. I grew up in a low income at risk environment and became the person I am today because I had strong role models that took time out to spend with me and keep me pointed in the right direction. This is what I see Omni providing to the youth they work with.

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

I have dedicated almost 20 years of my life to help keep our youth safe. I personally worked at the schools with the youth and families for over 10 years and was able to experience first hand how giving back to youth made a positive difference in their lives. I had the opportunity to counsel youth who were on the verge of running away, and helped other youth stop using drugs. I realized how important one hour per week with a child who just needed someone to listen really was.

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

Definitely help it to reach a larger population. I would continue to seek grants and do all that I could to help raise funds to keep the doors open.

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

Working with the youth and seeing their smiles everytime we entered the classroom. I also enjoyed reading through the Thank You cards that they personally made for us. I also enjoyed working with the staff and many volunteers over the years.

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

Phenominal. They are all very friendly and very knowledgeable in the field of drug and gang prevention. All volunteers and interns are treated with respect and most become friends that we are able to continue corresponding with after they have moved on.

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

Increase the number of youth and families receiving our services for free,open more facilities, and train other individuals to provide the same quality program to other communities.

Ways to make it better...

We were able to stay even longer at the schools. The bond that you develop with the youth, the teachers and the schools is a very strong one and it is sometimes difficult to say goodbye at the end of program.

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

Definitely funding. Due to the stringent economy, many non-profits including ours continue to face huge budget cutbacks that threaten the exixtence of programming and staff. Everyone, including the Board is trying to bring in additional funding.

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

I'd appreciate more funding to continue to help our youth live happier, longer lives, and our communities grow stronger and safer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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