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BONDING AGAINST ADVERSITY INC
April 25, 2011

I am a volunteer in BAA's Dropout Prevention program. Being in this role has made me see the real value of BAA. Many children are benefiting by having mentors to go to with their school work and sometimes with their personal problems. As mentors we provide guidance to the students that will benefit them educationally and in every other aspect of their lives. Having someone to go to at the age of the students that are mentored in the BAA program is a great advantage to them not only in the moment but definitely in the future.

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

Since enrolling in the BAA program my student has brought up his grades and also has better behavior in his classes. His mother told me that he is also on better bahavior at home.

Ways to make it better...

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

Designate officers to be responsible for specific activities, such as keeping up with daily or weekly report. This is something that is already being talked about in the program and will be worked on the be ready for the next semester.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Designate officers to be responsible for specific activities.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Being able to help a young person(s), introducing new friends, teaching new skills, building confidence, gave me something to be responsible for in the long term.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me feel proud of the fact that I was involved in making the life of another individual better. It made me feel hopeful for the future of the students enrolled in the program.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Mentor middle school student. Help him with school work and provide guidance in areas where he has had problems at school. .