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SciEnTeK-12 Foundation (known as SARSEF)
September 23, 2013

I became involved in SciEnTeK-12 first as a parent. The organization literally changed my daughter's life -and in the end - mine. Because of her success through science, she attended college for free due to the scholarships and prize money that she was awarded. And as a result, I became more involved in the organization. I wanted others to have the valuable learning experiences and be encouraged just as much as she was.
Now, as a board member, I am proud to represent SciEnTeK-12 and make sure that every student has the same opportunities despite where they may reside. I love that this organization is committed to that as well. They have a vision and nothing compromises that. The kids come first. With no employes and no overhead (offices) they put their contributions right to serving the students. I like that. I highly recommend this organization for its transparency and authentic caring about students.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find more funding for them to expand their already wonderful programs.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Board Member

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Society for Science & the Public
August 17, 2010

SSP is responsible for my daughter's success and for me not paying a dime for her college education! It all started when she was 13 years old and won a trip to Washington D.C. through one of the SSP programs to encourage interest in research. The excitement continued all throughout High School as she attended SSP and Intel's ISEF (International fair.) Due to her involvement, she won so many scholarships that I paid not one dime for her college or expenses. She is now finishing her Master's degree at St. Andrews University in Scotland. SSP is an amazing, quality organization that deserves the highest reviews!

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

I have worked with this organization primarily as a parent. However, due to my excitement for all that they have doe for my daughter and others like her, I now am also involved in Science fairs. They made a convert out of me! I now serve on the Board.

Ways to make it better...

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

No changes, unless it were to be to provide enough funding so that they may expand programs to even more youths!

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

watching the amazing growth in students after being involved with SSP and their programs!

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

of the highest quality, professional and caring during each and every encounter!

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

reach even more students who may be under-represented int eh science and engineering fields and teach all students how to conduct real research rather than just the memorization of facts.

Ways to make it better...

every student were able to have this wonderful experience so I would not feel so guilty.

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

that so many students need what they offer and they don't have the funding to expand.

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

If you only give to one cause, consider this one. It will change the lives of so many children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Client Served & My daughter's future was launched by tehis non-profit!.