Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation

Rating: 4.91 stars   80 reviews

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Location: PO Box 363 Lindsborg KS 67456 USA

Mission: Our mission is to provide education to children and youth throughout the world. Through continued research of educational programs we identify and implement solutions impacting the development of children and youth. We collaborate with youth serving organizations that support our vision in developing self-sustaining people improving the quality of life for future generations.
Results: Angola Education Award for Educating Children in Angola Award nominee for Raising the Social Consciousness of Children and Youth in Brazil We have donated 5 Children's Libraries in Brazil; New books, New computers We have hosted Youth Education for Employment Conferences in Angola, Brazil and Liberia. We have paid for children to go to primary, secondary, vocational and college, purchased school supplies, provided a bit of food and transportation. We have raised the money to build a primary school and pay school fees for the first 100 children to attend. Mentored young people into professional jobs with Fortune 500 companies and local companies. Our youth education for employment program has resulted in two self-sustaining youth NGO's. Found by the young people in Angola and Liberia.
Target demographics: Our target demographic is children and youth ages 0-25 years of age. We help children and young people in some of the most poor and violent neighborhoods in the world.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,000
Geographic areas served: Angola, Brazil, Germany, Liberia and United States of America
Programs: Adopt A School: Creating better schools and communities Educate Every Child:Teaching development education to children and youth in the classroom The Day Projects: Educating children and youth on the benefits of volunteer initiatives and community service have on our society International Mentoring Partnership: Youth employment - transition from school to work Technology and Development: Developing the capacity of individuals and non profit organizations by providing computers, websites and training. Scholarships: Alvalon Scholars and Todd McQuillan Memorial Arts Fund
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Rating: 5 stars  

Shirley Ann Sulivan Educational foundation is a very unique non-profit youth organization that is educating a large number of youth in Liberia and many part of the universe in serious field,such as:
Education for enployment,how to parthership with other organization,
and the creation projects.e.t.c....
I got affiliated with this organization through my previous high school(St.Pius Catholic School) that is presently benefiting lot of facilities from this organization,ex.hand pump project.My personal experence with this youth non-profit serving organization and some basic acheivement are,I was taught about the important of internet,good moral conduct,how to associate myself with other,how to take responsibilities and how to be self-esteem.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

While living as an ex-pat in Porto Alegre, Brazil I was able to personally witness the Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation’s work with children and youth. Sasef partnered with an organization that I volunteered with that provided classroom teaching tools and assistance to severely at-risk and impoverish children in the public schools. Sasef does an excellent job at net working with other organizations at local and international levels to utilize and optimize funding and manpower to tap into the great resource of human develop and talent that is stolen from us by poverty and oppression.

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

The young people I saw impacted and the tools Sasef helped us procure and utilized in the classroom.

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

There is nothing that comes to mind. I believe Sasef is an outstanding non-profit making a difference in the world today.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have been volunteering for Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation for ten years. The education opportunity this organization provides to children and youth is life changing. Because of SASEF many children have had an opportunity to go to school, get an education and go on to get a job and even become a volunteer themselves. SASEF is an inspiring organization made up of 100% volunteers. Its amazing how much is accomplished with no paid staff. This is innovative because ALL monies donated go directly to helping kids go to school, participate in workshops, attend art related activities and learn how to get and keep a job. We salute SASEF for the great work you are doing to make a difference in so many people's lives.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

It was great having had the opportunity of participating as a volunteer Drama Teacher back in 2009 for SASEF in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. The project helped a group of low income teenage students to identify their dreams and helping them visualize the possibilities for achieving their goals in the near future. It was amazing to see how this organization really opened up their minds and made them identify and believe in their potential.
Joice de Brito e Cunha

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

The way it has helped Brazilian students in a low income neighborhoor to identify and go after their dreams and goals.

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

Find better ways of advertising it more.

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Rating: 5 stars  

In my opinion the Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation (SASEF) is filling a great need in the world. Education for those who need it. (including those who cannot afford it) Through their efforts, the lives of many are being made better. Changing a generation. Go SASEF!

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

Seeing the lives of children changed for better

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

I would see that SASEF has more money. I sincerely hope they have all they need in the days to come.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As another expiate working in another sector, I have observed the enthusiasm and dedication the staff, and volunteers of the Shirley Ann Sullivan Foundation in Education. Their expectations for youth are clear, purposefully and set standards. Working with the youth volunteers in educational forums has been energizing and meaningful. Education 4 All program is inclusive and targets youth who need representation.

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

being with the youth and watching them discuss issues

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

upgrade the website

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Rating: 5 stars  


I was introduced to the SHIRLEY ANN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION by the chair and founder Mrs. Staudt.
I have been volunteering for’ SASEF’ for (24) months along with other youth members in Liberia implementing projects, serving as facilitator at workshops. In doing all of the above, I have the ability to work along with any other organization to plan, implement, and sustain projects.

I was also thought the Millennium Development Goals, their uses and importance, and how to implement the millennium goals in communities.

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

I was privileged to learn how to create projects, create sustainability mechanism for the project, and had the opportunity to be a part of the planning and organizing of the Global Youth Service Day. This project gave me the experience to work along with other Youth Serving Organizations.

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

I personally appreciate the policy of this foundation, and their programs, as well as their projects. I would not like to change anything from this foundation.

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Rating: 4 stars  

The greatest aspect of the Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation is that their programs directly improve the lives of children around the globe. With a voluntary staff, based in numerous different countries, link through Internet technology, SASEF can address areas on a local level and respond directly using the skills and resources of its global team.

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

I was involved in and witnessed the positive results of the "Imagine If..." Story Writing Contest that promoted awareness among German school children regarding poverty world wide.

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

Increase its funding so that it can do more.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I was introduced to the Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation (SASEF) by its president and founding chair, Mrs Rhonda Staudt. This was the first time I was introduced to volunteerism as a whole. For the past twelve (12) months, I have been a member and active volunteer for this organization. During this time, I have been involved for my first time in many activities like workshops, youth meetings with other organizations, celebrations of important youth and peace days (eg. Day of the African Child), etc. During the celebration of Global Youth Service Day in April, another SASEF Youth Volunteer and I were to assign to the kids at St. Pius Catholic High School, a high school located outside Monrovia. We were tasked by our foundation to investigate the day to day challenges those children are faced with that can affect the way they perform in school. Amazingly, this school happened to be the same school I attended junior high. It felt so great giving back to my old school so early. I have also been able to travel to different parts of Liberia to carry out other initiatives.
My days of volunteering with SASEF are the greatest days of my life despite the challenges that we are sometimes faced with.

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

I have personally experienced the results of this organization from the many education for employment skills that I have learned since I started as a volunteer for SASEF.

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

I find this Organization very unique and would not like to make any changes to it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hi, I got to know this wonderful foundation by meeting Founding Chair Ms. Rhonda Staudt. I am impressed by her energy, optimism, ideas and work. It is nice to see how many events and projects they have going on all the time and in several countries. I have seen the eyes of the children who participated in those projects and it´s was enough to get how much it means to them and what it gives them. It changes their lives, it gives them future, it learns them to act. My self, I was just I small part, who just has helped sorting the seemingly millions of donated books from Cultural early last year, who attended some events and did some donations. I wish I would have this energy and courage like Ms. Rhonda Staudt. It was a privilege to work with her. Will always support them :) GO SASEF!

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meeting children

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