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OMNI YOUTH PROGRAMS
May 3, 2010

Omni Youth Programs is an extremely professiona and nurturing agency who cares about training the youth counselors of tomorrow as much as it cares for the at risk youth and families it serves. It accompishes a TREMENDOUS amount of success with very low agency cost ($.93 of every dollor goes directly to the programs!) That really empressed me! It also strives to impact the community as a whole by providing services year after year for it's clients and their families at home. If you want your donated dollor to go far and have an immediate and lasting impact, Omni Youth Programs is a wonderful agency for which to donate.

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

The amount of violence and conflict immediatly decreases (as reported by the teachers) after the program has begun. Some of my youth clients committed to being the first in their family to stay out of gangs and stay away from harmful sunstances.

Ways to make it better...

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

Do whatever I could to find more money, grants, etc. so that our programs could have an even wider reaching, broader positive impact.

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

Learning hands on techniques that have an immediate impact. It was so wonderful to receive such effective training, tools, and support so that I could see and instant change in the youth I served.

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

Very devoted and supportive. They trusted me to learn how to develop my own technique while following their curriculum. They were also lots of fun!

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

Use it's experience and financial genious to positivly impact every at risk neighborhood in it's vicinity. The surrounding neighborhoods would see a decrease in truency, crime rate, and drug use.

Ways to make it better...

The funding was available to continue their programs for more days at more schools.

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

The budget cuts they are currently experiencing as well as the decrease in people who are willing to donate. With even just a small amount of monetary support, this agency could accomplish so much more!

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

If this agency loses it's funding, the schools and neighborhoods is serves would suffer greatly. Not only would truency and school violence increase, but students would never know of their power of choice to choose a better path than those around them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & Did my internship for Master in Counseling (MFT).

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