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FIVE MOUNTAINS HAWAII INC
June 27, 2011

We serve on the drug free coalition and represent a Non-profit called "Roots Advocates for Youth" that works within the community to mentor kids and specifically raise funding and build a skatepark/youth center for youth in Hawaii. We present NHDFC with information and data concerning youth trends and encourage the involvement of FMH to support and fund youth specific facilities to empower children.

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

We see the potential of FMH to foster lasting opportunities for families and children in Hawaii by financially supporting grass roots organizations that mentor youth at risk.

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If we could change this organization it would be to spend less on administration salaries. The money would be best spent on programming that directly affects and involves kids. The DFCs sit and nod their heads about what ever the admin is presenting yet there is no actual result from meetings. It is all a continuation to keep the administration employed. Events and facilities are most effective, not multiple conferences and meetings and seminars. Awareness and education of DFCs can be achieved online.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Unsure

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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Unlikely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Five mountains Hawaii could provide grant money to fund our project and others like it. Sending multiple coalitions long-distances and paying them for their fuel expenses is not efficient. They get together , eat food paid for by five mountains, and all receive printouts and documents which make their way to the trash. Salaries and reimbursements cost big money that could be used more effectively.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes, we have learned how apathetic the majority of coalitions really have become despite obvious intentions.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Determined to succeed in our own community and progress in the area of mentorship.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & We build relationships within the community with our involvement in afterschool activities and have developed our own separate 501c-3 to build a youth rec-center in Hawaii! .