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John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation
August 12, 2009

Have been involved for several years as a mentor, currently working with my second teenager. This foundation is doing wonderful things in the community, helping teens learn the way to rise above their circumstances through education and goal-setting. Each teen comes into the program voluntarily, but still nervous and suspicious that any adult would want to help them. They leave, 2 or 3 years later, upon graduation, with confidence that they can be successful in their dreams.

The Great!

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

seeing how my specific mentees have grown into strong young women. Plus, the stories that all program participants share are testaments to the power of a caring adult in a teen's life.

Ways to make it better...

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

make t-shirts!

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

is learning the words to all the current songs. The radio is always on, set to the mentee's favorite channels. We drive and sing!

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

outstanding. Generous with their time. Caring. Dedicated to making a difference.

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

chasnge the world one teenager at a time. The need for guidance is so great, and there are more kids than ever who need personal attention to help them thru their school years.

Ways to make it better...

I had more energy!

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

the need for money and being able to financially support efforts to expand into other area school systems.

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

thank you, Lowell and Barbara, for turning your sorrow into a program that impacts lives for years to come. Mine included.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Tell my mentee that I am there for her, and only her. That is a powerful statement for a teen to hear.