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May 12, 2010

I became involved with the Omni Youth Program about six years ago. I became a board member and since then I now serve as the President. The Omni Youth Program has become one of the most far reaching programs in the Del Paso School distict for drug and violence prevention. The programs work with the children and parents. It has helped the community in one of the most violent locations in the Sacramento areas. The progrms reaches out to a large number of children and parents. It has provided services to around 900 children and 1,200 families in the school district. Hopefully, the program will have the funds and support needed to continue their efforts in the fight againist drugs and violence in the schools it serves.

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

person and the dedication of the management and staff.

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

To be a part of the organization on the Board and assisting in ways to help and improve the program

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

very professional and involvement in the programs to reach children and parent for a free drug and violence at home and schools. The program works with teachers to support their efforts in the class rooms.

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

spread the programs to other schools within the Sacramento area.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 12, 2010

Omni Youth Programs is an exceptional agency that makes a huge difference in neighborhoods with heavy drug and gang involvement. It's surprising how many pre-teens confide to the counselors that they have been doing drugs with their parents daily since they were 8 years old. But once PASA starts, they really hear what the counselors have to say, and quit using! And, many of them change their views towards gangs. For the first time they think about what it really means to their future and their family as innocent bystanders if they join. Another exciting thing is that teachers say that once Omni Youth Programs starts coming to their class, they spend very little time on resolving student conflicts after every recess and lunch. That's because the program spends a lot of time on resolving problems without violence. Teachers hear the youth telling each other to not fight and just talk it out. Very different from before Omni got there! Everyone involved in the agency is extremely dedicated, competent and show a great deal of respect for each other. Very stringent and ethical business practices are applied and there's never been a legal or ethical complaint or problem since the formation of the program. Omni Youth Programs been around for over 30 years for many good reasons. It's a great organization that gets meaningful results and truly makes a difference in the lives of youth and families in Sacramento. I'm very proud to be a part of this organization.

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

the evaluation results collected from youth, teachers, and parents. They prove this program works & the results are signfican meaningful to the participants. Everyone is effected positively from involvement with Omni - youth, families, volunteers & staff.

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

seeing the real difference the program makes, the dedication and commitment of the people involved with Omni, and knowing that what I do makes a difference to these amazing children, their families, and the greater community.

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

exceptional! Everyone is extremely dedicated, committed and care enormously about the children, families, people who work and volunteer here, and the agency's success. It feels like a family with everyone happy to see each other.

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

become a model program and then have it available to schools all over the country. The impact would be enormous!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 5, 2010

I have just started working as an internship counselor and I absolutely love it. The staff is GREAT. They are always working hard to help the program, checking in on the counselors to see how we're doing, and they really make it a great environment to work with. The kids that we work with are already struggling with pressures at their young ages and I feel that the PASA program has really made an extremely well thought of itinerary for the children to enjoy and learn from.

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

Due to donations, the organization was able to provide each child with their own boardgame. PASA encouraged the children to go home and play with their families at least once a week. PASA would be able to provide more ways for families to talk/interact.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 3, 2010

Omni Youth Programs is an extremely professiona and nurturing agency who cares about training the youth counselors of tomorrow as much as it cares for the at risk youth and families it serves. It accompishes a TREMENDOUS amount of success with very low agency cost ($.93 of every dollor goes directly to the programs!) That really empressed me! It also strives to impact the community as a whole by providing services year after year for it's clients and their families at home. If you want your donated dollor to go far and have an immediate and lasting impact, Omni Youth Programs is a wonderful agency for which to donate.

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

The amount of violence and conflict immediatly decreases (as reported by the teachers) after the program has begun. Some of my youth clients committed to being the first in their family to stay out of gangs and stay away from harmful sunstances.

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

Do whatever I could to find more money, grants, etc. so that our programs could have an even wider reaching, broader positive impact.

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

Learning hands on techniques that have an immediate impact. It was so wonderful to receive such effective training, tools, and support so that I could see and instant change in the youth I served.

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

Very devoted and supportive. They trusted me to learn how to develop my own technique while following their curriculum. They were also lots of fun!

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

Use it's experience and financial genious to positivly impact every at risk neighborhood in it's vicinity. The surrounding neighborhoods would see a decrease in truency, crime rate, and drug use.

Ways to make it better...

The funding was available to continue their programs for more days at more schools.

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

The budget cuts they are currently experiencing as well as the decrease in people who are willing to donate. With even just a small amount of monetary support, this agency could accomplish so much more!

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

If this agency loses it's funding, the schools and neighborhoods is serves would suffer greatly. Not only would truency and school violence increase, but students would never know of their power of choice to choose a better path than those around them.

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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