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January 26, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
January 26, 2011

The level of the commitment of its staff and leadership to the young folks they work with is unparalleled. They are 100% across the board in demonstrating their integrity, competence and dedication to their mission. PAN ZOU is on of the few organizations I know of (actually, the only one I know of) capable of providing meaningful community crisis intervention and violence prevention and effective individual intervention in the lives of the young people they serve. Because PAN ZOU has paid its dues, it has earned the all important trust and respect of the people it serves. That is why PAN ZOU is uniquely situated to provide alternative visions of a gang and violence free future for critically "at risk" Haitian-American and immigrant youth that they can believe. You can tell that the organization is powered largely with hope, faith and love....that’s the only way to explain the fantastic record of accomplishment PAN ZOU has achieved with the limited but committed resource assistance they’ve been able to amass thus far. They deserve as much support as is available....and more.



James S.

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

Watching them develop young entreprenures and work with law enforcement to diffuse potentially violent, life threating situations

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

Make sure they had a better physical plant for their offices and activites and more seed money for their 'young entreprenure' talent development efforts.

January 26, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
January 26, 2011

As the IT Regional Director for the Department of Juvenile Justice I have followed the progress of the PANZOU project through out the years. They have without a doubt a professional staff that has a true passion for helping Floridas youth. But no organization can have the success as well as the impact that the PANZOU project has had without a great leader. Mr. Kallus has been instrumental in their success and along with her constant motivation to help our kids mixed in with a passionate staff and a well design program this is the perfect recipe for success. I expect nothing but the best from them know and in the future.

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My role has been more on the technical side of the equation.

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

There is always room for change specially in these hard times. PANZOU has adapted very well and have no problem with restructure. They have clearly demostrated this. To my opinion I wiould not change anything at this point.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

Their staff and their outlook towards troubled youths

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 26, 2011

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January 26, 2011

Pan Zou Project is altogether one of the most amazing programs I have ever seen in a community setting. Imagine a place where teens can find answers to everyday problems and end up with a changed mindset. They are a great program with the youth in truly in mind, they'll go out of their way for just one life.

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

The way that they impacted the youth in such a positive manner. The clients found it easy to be open in situations they may experience throughout their lives; which helped them to stand up and make a change.

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

Get better funding which provides the resources needed to really meet the needs of the youth.

January 26, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
January 26, 2011

IVE NEVER BEEN SO INSPIRED BY SUCH DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT WHEN IT COMES TO THE PANZOU PROJECT

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

THE WAY THEY HAVE IMPACTED THE YOUTH IN SUCH A POSITIVE LIFE CHANGING WAY.

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

I WOULD NOT CHANGE A THING

January 26, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
January 26, 2011

In my lifetime I haven't seen a program so center on helping the youth of North Miami Beach as Panzou Project. Their style of intervention with the youths have help it be effected and help garner a respect that most non profit in the same cause would beg for, not many can have the respect of the city hall, police and the youth. Although Panzou was hit with a financial crunch they still have their door open to service the community. I seen for myself the impact that Panzou style has been a positive for the community.

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

When you have different gangs willing to drop their issues and can be in the same room without incident,then you know that this program is working to help .

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The only changes I would make is for Panzou to grow bigger and reach more community that dealing with a gang issue.

January 28, 2010

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January 28, 2010

I have been apart of the PanZOu family since 2004. What attracted me to this wonderful program was its desire to provide direct services to Haitian youth in our community at-risk gang and youth violence. As a Haitian-American professional, I knew that this population needed these direct services and wanted to be apart of the movement. I have seen firsthand the love and support PanZOu staff give to its clients. Whether it is being in the delivery room when a client is alone giving birth to their first child or digging deep into our wallets to provide our clients with a safe spring break that includes camping in the wood to tours of local universities to see what they have to offer. PanZOu works everyday to continue encouraging our youth to starve for the best in life and most importantly to dream of a future. PanZOu is a place where all we provide is free of charge and I hope that we can continue to provide our services for years to come!

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

continue to provide mentors to local youths who encourage them to stay out of trouble. with that kind of money, PanZOu would work to build a state of the art Drop-in center that provides free commputers labs, tutoring and a game room!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 28, 2010

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January 28, 2010

THE PANZOU PROJECT IS A GOOD PLEAS TO BE PEOPLE IN PANZOU SH U SOME LOVE.1 IT HELP U FIND A JOB ANB TAKE U TO EAT IT BE FUN

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

MY LIFE , AND IN THE WAY I SEE THINGS.

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

I REALLY WOULDNT CHANGE ANYTHING. ITS VERY GOOD ON HOW THINGS ARE GOING. I SEE IT AS. AS LONG AS PEOPLE ARE BEING HELPED AND LIVES ARE BEING CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. THERE NOTHING TO CHANGE.

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

IVE SEEN PEOPLE CHANGE THERE LIFE FOR THE BETTER. EVEN MY SELF, I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH THAT THE STREETS COULD NOT TEACH ME. AND I DID'NT JUST BLUID A FRIENDSHIP, I GAINED A NEW FAMILY THAT REALLY GIVE THERE HEART AND TIME TO ME.

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

IVE GOTTEN A GREAT CHANCE OF MEETING MS LAURA AND KEVIN ROBIOU, THERE VERY GOOD WITH THE CHILDREN IN THE AREA , AND I KNOW THEY COULD MAKE A DIFFANCES IN NORTH MIAMI BEACH AND FARTHER ON,

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

HAVE A GAME ROOM , YOUTH ROOM , MUISC STUDIO AND DANCE ROOM. LEARNING CENTER WHERE THEY COULD BE THOUGHT THINGS ABOUT EVERYDAY LIFE.

Ways to make it better...

IF I GET TO SPEND MORE TIME HERE. LEARNIG MORE ABOUT EVERYDAY LIFE, AND SO MANY NEW THINGS THAT THEY TEACH ME.

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

GETTING MORE PARENTS TO REALLY TRUST THEM AND SEE THAT THERE ARE HERE TO HELP AND ITS NOT JUST ANOTHER LITTLE HANG OUT SPOT. BUT A PLACE WHERE U FIND LOVE AND GROWTH.

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

THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER TO ME THAT HAS CAME IN MY LIFE. IT GIVES ME HOPE TO KEEP GOING FARTHER IN MY LIFE TO BECOME SOMEBODY.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 26, 2010

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January 26, 2010

I am a police officer with the City of North Miami Beach. I have watched the Panzou program grow since the day it began. They have reached out to the youth in the community as no other program ever has. They turn no one away, regardless of how they are perceived by others. Many of the youth that they have served, and are continuing to serve have changed their lives for the better. The Panzou project has impacted the city of NMB greatly.

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

unbelievable. They truely care about the mission of Panzou and give the youth 100%.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 22, 2010

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January 22, 2010

I worked as the Job Developer/Community Resource Coordinator for the PanZOu Project. PanZOu is a home to the curious, unsure, or forgotten souls seeking out a place to share their experiences, connect with their peers and mentors, and open doors that were locked before they walked into the welcoming arms of the PanZOu community. In my position at the organization, I had the opportunity to touch the lives of a few hundred youth seeking out job opportunities, community service possibilities, and positive places to move into for their future dreams. These kids are tomorrow's leaders, dreamers, and are a part of our community today. We must be the change we wish to see in the world. PanZOu affords this opportunity to all those who walk through their doors and reaches out to those who may be a little shy in entering. PanZOu allowed me to experience a dream opportunity everyday by letting my visions melt into the mission of the agency. PanZOu helped my dreams as an employee take flight as I was able to creatively find new opportunities to enrich the lives of the youth of PanZOu.

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

being afforded the opportunity to let my creativity flow through finding new opportunities to assist the youth with the career, job, college, and future goals.

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

seeing the lives of the staff and the clients change in a positive way.

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

people dedicated to the mission and changing the lives of the clients as well as personal growth for themselves. PanZOu inspires staff to be a better worker by giving endless opportunities to grow through personal introspective opportunity.

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

Change the lives of millions of youth.

Ways to make it better...

we had more funds and the majority of the staff would not have had to leave due to the lack of funding.

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

the lack of funding, the lack of the community coming together to make sure that this organization which is making the community safer is able to continue in its mission.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 21, 2010

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January 21, 2010

I am a client at panzou for over two years. In my opinion, Panzou is one of the best programs that been part of.. First of all,Panzou has the best outreach staff, when ever i needed some body to talk too the door is always open.Panzou does not pass judge on any one and they take the time to listen and work with you to get you through your problems.I've been part of the "on the job training program",where i was taught how to put a resume together,how to fill out job applicatons,how to conduct yourself at school and work.Panzou also help me complete my community service hours.

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

LOving, kind, and very compassionate.

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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