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Project Patch
June 21, 2010

As a 24 year alum of Project PATCH, I can attest to the powerful impact this organization has on troubled teens. At 17 years of age, I was drinking, smoking pot, shop lifting doing terrible in school and having poor boundaries with boys. After trying everything they knew, including individual and family counseling, my parents turned to PATCH. There I learned that choices have consequences, education can actually be fun and will impact my future and that drugs are not cool but will hijack my life. Instead of failing high school, I graduated with honors. I stopped smoking pot, sleeping around and shop lifting. I had a job all through my senior year and payed my own way in college. Today I work for PATCH and am excited to see the many young lives restored and even saved by this life-changing program.

The Great!

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

My education, my physical and emotional health, my relationships with others, the direction of my current career.

Ways to make it better...

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

Ensure that there is always enough funding to sponsor a hurting child to receive treatment at PATCH.

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

Seeing hopeless, hurting kids find healing and joy in their life. Watching kids failing at school thrive and finish high school. Observing families relationships restored. Seeing troubled teens have a chance at a much brighter future.

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

Compassionate, committed, caring, self-sacrificing, Christian, experts in their fields, excited about continuing to grow and improve their work with and for youth.

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

Reach more hurting kids and help build more stronger families!

Ways to make it better...

I had attended the current PATCH Youth Ranch which did not exist when I was in the PATCH foster home.

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

Knowledge that it exists. Funding for scholarships to help troubled teens access the treatment they desperately need to restore their lives.

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

This program is helping to shape the future of our nation, one young person at a time.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I lived at a Project PATCH foster home by junior year of H.S.

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