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May 24, 2011

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October 8, 2009

My classes in Marion County have been mentoring elementary students for the past three years. This program has been so positive for both the teenagers invovled and their mentees. My students are int... more

May 24, 2011

My students go to a local elementary class to help students increase their reading skills. They are considered at risk and with the extra attention the youngsters form positive relationships and get intensive vocabulary, main idea, pronouncing words and other reading building blocks to improve their reading levels. TTRM is a great program that has varying levles of reading materials that students are interested in and after a book is completed, the students can take the book home with them to share with other brothers or sisters and reread it themselves.

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Students have benefited by having a role model that is not an adult. Their reading scores have improved some more drastically than others, but I feel that we had a part in making that happen.

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Perhaps they could give us more activities to complete that goes along with the books that we use.

October 8, 2009

My classes in Marion County have been mentoring elementary students for the past three years. This program has been so positive for both the teenagers invovled and their mentees. My students are intent on helping their mentees improve their reading and as a whole reading scores on the FCAT have improved. The relationships that are forged last well beyond the classroom. My students return to class talking about their "mentee" and the third graders go home and tell their parents about their "mentor". It is truly a worthwhile program with postive results for both the mentee and mentor.

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I monitor my students in this program on a weekly basis at our local elementary school. This year I have 28 students involved. I've seen how young students bond with their trendsetter and how their reading improves as a result of the individual attentio

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I've enjoyed seeing my children light up when they arrive at the school to meet with their mentees. Likewise, the children get so excited about seeing their trendsetter.

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

The staff of Volunteer USA that I have met have been totally dedicated to the cause and have provided students with the know-how to mentor students in reading.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 8, 2009

Promoting literacy by reading to kindergardeners- abosulutely loved reading to those little ones and can't wait to do it again. I may even start volunteering to read regularly! I think I got more from it than the kids did.

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

professional, dedicated and committed to improving literacy and mentoring...encouraging and passionate about what they do

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 8, 2009

Our school hosted a Read. Love. Learn training session for parents. Parents received materials that they could use at home to help their children with reading.

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

All of the materials were provided free of charge.

Ways to make it better...

More parents had taken advantage of the opportunity.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 8, 2009

I am a volunteer with the Teen CERT program. I help now, but want to be trained as a trainer.

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

the way they encourage people to do their best.

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

the way they help teens to make a difference.

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

always nice and helpful.

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

make Florida a safer place for everyone.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 8, 2009

As a parent my daughter has really advanced herself thru the Teen Trendsetter program. Shes gone out of her way to not only help, but in doing so expanding her own skills and knowledge. Shes become a better, student, friend, leader, and shes always been a great daughter but now shes just amazing. I think Volunteer USA Foundation is an amazing organization and I hope that you expand yourselves. You have done so much for me and my family, now my wife volunteers and I try to volunteer but its my wife and two daughters that do it now. Thank you so much for everything you did for us.

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

many different teen trend setter events with my family

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

change nothing

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

what they are done for my daughter to help make her better thru volunteering

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

very dedicated and very nice, its been an incredible experience

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

do so much more start programs all over the US and more programs in the schools to help students

Ways to make it better...

nothing my experience was great i thank them

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

they want to do more but are limited by money they need more money

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I want to thank you for everything you did for us and everything you do

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 8, 2009

Volunteer USA consistently partners with corporate sponsors who are aligned their mission, serving children in need. These partnerships allow the Foundation to donate books, supplies and curriculum for multiple programs that impact families and communities.

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

In being an patron of a corporate sponsor.

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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?

2009

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October 8, 2009

I am a volunteer Teen CERT Instructor. Do to this organizations efforts the CERT program has been modified for teen intrest.

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

The work performed on the Teen CERT Instruction Program.

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

Easy to work with.

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

Would do wonders to different groups of people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 8, 2009

Volunteer USA funds family literacy programs that impacted family throughout the state of Florida. I have witnessed this first hand through my on going relationship with their staff. I have been involved with their organization over the years and will continue to support them as they strive to meet the needs of underprivilaged families

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

Witnessing the dedication of the Volunteer USA Staff meeting the educational needs of children and families

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 8, 2009

It is a blessing to work alongside an organization that does literacy, mentoring and disaster preparedness programming as successful as Volunteer USA does. They are highly respected organization that creates and manages services/programming producing real measurable results, success stories and the backing of local, state and national partners and sponsors. I am so proud to be in this field with such professionals and look forward to what this org's future has to offer my field.

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

the areas of mentoring and literacy (family and deaf family).

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

their results are all measurable and they are always seeking to improve their programs with focus groups, think tanks, etc.

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

top notch colleagues

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

expand beyond the states that it currently serves

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 8, 2009

I am fortunate enough to live near one of the family literacy academies and I think it is absolutely wonderful that Volunteer USA partners with nearby universities and colleges in providing a parent and his or her child with a scholarship. Impacted by supportive staff and an exemplary curriculum, the recipients of these scholarships are so very deserving, working so hard while still instilling the fundamentals of early education in their children. Dreams do come true.

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

That they provide opportunities to individuals that otherwise would not have a location to better themselves and their children.

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

Passionate and knowledgeable about what they provide at the family literacy academy.

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

serve additional persons in this underserved area

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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