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FIVE MOUNTAINS HAWAII INC
June 15, 2011

I volunteered to be a teen mentor through Lifeplan Institute of Hawaii, a program of Five Mountains Hawaii. I'm excited about this mentoring program because the first year results are in from the middle and high school students and they are outstanding! Our local Dept of Educ has included this program as part of their curriculum and the kids have reported a significant understanding of their life goals, risk factors they face as teens, strengths they possess to achieve their goals and are confident they can thrive as a teen. This is so beneficial to our community: healthy, confident teens = healthy community :D

The Great!

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

our community. Fellow trainees were high school teachers, counselors and professionals working with teens. At this level, all of us shared enthusiasm because the Lifeplan materials and subject matter speak to the teens and have a positive affect on their lives immediately.

Ways to make it better...

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

build its fund development program to allow us to reach more members of our community.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I completed the mentoring facilitator training and am planning to give training to teens. I provided administrative support in the office and took minutes of other program meetings.