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FOUNDATION FOR SECOND CHANCES
April 28, 2011

I was introduced to the Foundation for Second Chances some years ago when my niece and nephews were students in the after school program. Upon meeting the founder, Melissa Wyatt, I understood the driving force behind the program and the commitment to the children the organization serves. The people who work for the FFSC are a heartfelt bunch with a dedication that is unparalleled. All of the programs that are spearheaded by the FFSC are not only beneficial to the students in the programs, but the community at large, and that is truely the way to positively impact a community. I am committed to supporting the FFSC's efforts and have pulled family and friends into the fold. If more people reach out to give and get helping hands for this cause, we all win.

The organization has several initiatives including the following:
* After school educational program
*Community beautification days
*Mentoring program
*Annual community health fair
*Annual Gift of Giving holiday event

Each program addresses a specific concern, and together create a more comprehensive approach to building a better community.

The Great!

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

The organization helped my niece and nephews become better adjusted, outgoing children. They are older now and participate as volunteers for some of the regular programs. It is amazing to see the results of the Gift of Giving event or a beautification day. The children are so pleasantly excited during and after these events, and it feels good knowing that I helped elicit that response.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would increase the working budget. The operation is run very efficiently, relative to administration fees, and additional resources only benefit the children who are served by the organization.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I support each of the initiatives through financial resources, in-kind product donations, on-site volunteering, and recruiting additional supporters for the events. .