February 1, 2010
I work with youth that reside in treatment foster care. The youth that we serve come from the juvenile justice system. They are often deficient in social and employment skills. NextStep has been an incredible tool for us over the last two years. The workplace is dynamic, with an abundance of interesting opportunities for the youth we serve. We have had kids build computers, take apart computers, work in the store, paint, salvage materials, etc. We had one youth start as a volunteer, he illustrated that he was a dedicated worker and they hired him on. Many times I have come into the store or the warehoue to find my kids handling real responsibility, making them feel proud and accomplished. The managers there are patient and work hard with the youth to help them be successful. They also do a great job staying in touch with me about how my kids are doing. They are open to giving kids another chance and often another chance after that. I have had many meetings there to discuss a youths strengths and how best NextStep can help them attain there goals. NextStep is an awesome, incredible resource that has improved the lives of many kids that have been in our program.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the way that it has given my kids skills and references. A step up to reach their future goals.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the people that work and manage the organization. Amazing people that are patient, thoughtful, and hardworking. Eager to help improve the lives of young people.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
incredible, generous people that go out of their way to help kids be successful.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Client Served & I bring youth to NextStep for job training and volunteering.