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Kristin23

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Review for Idaho Drug-Free Youth Inc, Coeur D Alene, ID, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been both a participant and a volunteer for IDFY for a total of 9 years. I am currently a graduate student of Social Work, and IDFY prepared me for this program in so many ways. It taught me leadership skills, within both large and small groups, as well as creative thinking for activities and group planning and facilitating.

IDFY is a powerful program that impacts both the teenagers that it works with and the adults who give their time to be a volunteer. It teaches connectivity and compassion towards others; IDFY also celebrates our differences.

IDFY is a great program for promoting drug and alcohol free practices within teenagers. But this program doesn't stop there. It seeks to reach not only teenagers, but teachers, parents, and other adults in the community to help with the mission of eradicating drug and alcohol use and abuse among teenagers.

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

my own life. I have gained leadership skills, attentive listening skills, and skills for connecting with teenagers and clients in general, all which have helped me in my studies of Social Work.

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

like to see it be able to reach more communities. It is often limited by funding, and I believe it could do so much more good if it were able to reach farther into more communities.

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

Role:  Volunteer & I was a small group faciliator at IDFY's annual Idaho Youth Summit for 6 years.