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michael

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Review for Operation Snowball, Inc., Springfield, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen Operation Snowball make a great difference in teens lives. Many of the teens that I have worked with have become more confident, open and developed leadership. They have gone on to college and continued to make healthy lifestyle choices. Many of the participants as teens have come back to be a part of Operation Snowball as adults. It continues to have an impact in their lives long after they experience it as participants. Because alumni return to the fold, the event has an even bigger impact on the current teens taking part. My sons have experienced the impact on their lives as Operation Snowball participants and now as adults. Both of them have entered the Social Work arena. My oldest son is a professor of Social Work at a college and does therapy for addicted teens. My other son has become a Counselor at another local college and continues to have a very strong impact on Operation Snowball.

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

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I became involved when my son attended an event for middle school kids.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Teach children to be drug and alcohol free.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Not sure.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Advisor & I am one of the Sponsors for Operation Snowball at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. My task is to train the teen and adult staff to facilitate small groups and be leaders for the Operation Snowball event. .