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Causes: Children & Youth, Food, Nutrition, Physical Fitness & Community Recreational Facilities, Sports, Youth Development Programs

Mission: AOT’s mission is to inspire brighter futures by building youth leaders, supporting families, and strengthening communities through life-transforming programs. Our vision is to create more vibrant communities by addressing social inequities and health disparities through evidence-based programs that focus on leadership development, mentoring, academic achievement, fitness & nutrition, and drug use prevention. Our motto: Creating Brighter Futures for Communities & Youth since 1995!

Programs: America On Track (AOT), an award winning nonprofit, was founded in 1995 to fill identified service delivery gaps in the fields of youth leadership development, mentoring, fitness and nutrition education, drug use prevention, and policy development throughout Orange County. AOT breaks the cycle of poverty, incarceration, and hopelessness through long-term youth development, education, and life-enhancing programs. AOT brings hope and unique proven services to over 44,000 unduplicated individuals per year, which equates to over 260,000 units of service annually, and is one of the most fiscally efficient and effective nonprofit organizations in Orange County with 91 cents of every dollar going directly to client support. AOT achieves its mission and vision by providing families with resources and a support system for their children that incorporates multi-faceted life-transforming programs. The goal is to help these families and children become more self-sufficient and more knowledgeable in terms of the value of education, better health choices, and where to find resources to improve their lifestyles. We specialize in helping the most vulnerable children and families in the most difficult situations. As a result of its experience with these challenging populations, AOT has developed training techniques that focus on vulnerable children and families, ultimately sustaining, preserving, and empowering them in the individual, family, and community domains. As our programs are backed by thorough research and outside scientific evaluation, experience and passion, with 91 cents of every dollar going directly to proven programs, our donor dollars achieve desired goals and successful outcomes year-after-year. We are proud to announce that we have been awarded more than 20 Local, State, and National Awards for outstanding service to the community.

Community Stories

69 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Absolutely amazing! The presentations and information provided were very clear and concise. We obtained great feedback from the parents who attended the classes. Parents were interested in future nutrition classes. The event ( Healthy Snack day) hosted was really fun, and provided the families an opportunity to engage. Overall, it was spectacular! All the parents enjoyed it very much!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mi Voto es por America on Track eyos ayudan a disminuir el humo de segunda mano que tanto daño le hase a las personas y el medio ambiente Alejandra y Ana muy buenas trabajadoras siempre haciendo lo mejor.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AOT has helped our So Cal schools in the fight against the youth vaping epidemic by being supportive mentors and challenging our students to think for themselves and make the smart choice to NOT use tobacco/cigarettes/e-cigs/vapes. What an amazing organization this truly is!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was an intern for AOT for about 3 months and thoroughly enjoyed my time there working with PEP. The coordinators were wonderful, especially Randy. The kids love him as their teacher and he does a fantastic job educating the students.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had my internship with America On Track for the last ten weeks. It was an amazing and humbling experience to work with children and adolescents around Orange County. I have learned a lot about health and wellness in the past 10 weeks and will definitely miss the friends I have made at this organization.

3 Tanya R.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

America On Track has always been very dedicated to providing children the support they need in difficult situations. Their staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They are truly a 5-star nonprofit.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of interning at America on Track a year back as a public health student and found it to be such a rewarding experience. This non-profit does amazing work in the community of Santa Ana and they do it with with immense compassion and leadership. While I only worked as a part of the nutrition program, I was also able to see first-hand all of the hard work and dedication that goes into AOT's other programs/community outreach, in both health education as well their youth mentorship program, which not only creates impactful, but also meaningful changes in the lives of those involved. I am thankful for such an experience!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Como madre de Familia Mi enfoque principal es abrir un futuro sano para mis hijos!!
Gracias A America on Track! He empezado aprender de manera muy divertida y saludable!! Hace 3 años empecé a conocer esta organización por medio de la escuela de mis hijos, America on track a establecido una base muy sólida enfocada en la niñez y las familias, sus actividades siempre apegadas a los recursos básicos de lo hogares de mi comunidad, han abierto una brecha para enseñarnos , y nos han apoyan a conseguir recursos de acuerdo a nuestras necesidades ..
Puedo definir un sin fin de Cualidades sobre America on Track!! Pero la Principal , es esa Mano amiga que brindan y que fortalece a nuestros hogares..!! Sus empleados, sus fundadores y cualquier persona que representa America on track llevan por delante un Corazón lleno de Bendiciones!!
Por eso y más agradezco de la manera que halla sido encontrar a America on Track!!

3 Paola P.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

America On Track has been working with over 130 parents across 4 neighborhoods and 13 schools in the Santa Ana Unified School District. They have given educational trainings and workshops around nutrition, the importance of active play, and tobacco and alcohol prevention.

Their staff has been working with a collaborative focusing on early education and they have help built the leadership capacity of those same parents. America On Track staff has also provided Santa Ana schools with nutritional tools at 13 school sites and have also canvassed the neighborhoods to promote healthy lifestyles.

2 Katie K.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Diana and her crew have volunteered at our food pantry since the beginning of the pandemic. I honestly don't know what we would do without her and her team. I am always energized and humbled by her. She loves the community and she's so sincere and kind to all of the families who come by to pick up food at our distribution. She is a leader with a servants heart. So grateful for her!

2 Lauren M.11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I took part in the Emerging Leaders Program by America On Track as a mentor from 2019 to 2020. I had the honor of mentoring young children and learning about nutrition, health, the environment, leadership skills and teamwork skills. I met such amazing children and adults, and we were even given gifts before we went on the Winter break. My public-speaking skills, presenting skills, and CV-making skills have improved drastically and I made many new friends. America On Track awarded scholarship money, gift cards and a certificate at the end of the year. America On Track even wrote a college reference for me that I used as part of my college and scholarship applications (I just started my freshman year at New York University on scholarship!). They also persevered and gave us online Zoom sessions when the Covid-19 pandemic happened. It was all just an amazing experience. Don't waste this opportunity.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

America on Track has offered us many resources and assistance for our students, they are always so professional and a joy to work with. They have a hand in helping our students and school achieve success in making us a smoke free campus.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

America On Track has worked with our school for the past three years and everyone with whom we worked added value to our school and our community! Every week, "Mr. Randy" came and taught a specialized physical education class, focused on fitness and wellness. He was professional and "fun"...even the junior high students looked forward to his classes.

America On Track also assisted at several family events, providing healthy alternative drinks and snacks at our school's annual Jog-A-Thon and at several family evenings.

The staff of America On Track was always pleasant and very respectful of our time. They understood the importance of safety and treated our students with respect. Every school should be luck enough to include America On Track in their program. We are grateful for all they did for our students and our staff.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just finished working as an intern here. It was an amazing experience! The staff are professional, generous and helpful. Woking directly with children and seeing them enjoy themselves through the services provided by America On Track was something to cherish. They have provided me with an invaluable experience that I will surely build off for my future.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was recently an intern with America on Track's nutrition program this past Fall. The staff here is super friendly and professional. As an undergraduate currently studying public health, this was certainly a great learning experience that really allowed me to see the value in community education and outreach. This organization does amazing work, and it was truly a pleasurable experience working with them!

1 Lisa G.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Over 508 students participated in our America On Track Nutrition Classes. The classes were interesting and the students and staff enjoyed the program. Not only was it a wonderful health education program, it also promoted parent involvement. Our parents volunteered each day and enjoyed being able to help.

Thank You America On Track.

2 Katelina Leasi T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mr.Kris visited our summer feeding program. He did a great job educated the student about how important Nutrition we eat everyday. Students even enjoyed healthy snacks and myself tried some of the snack was really good. Thank you America on Track and especially Mr.Kris for all his hard work..

Katelina. Leasi from Centralia School District

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Kris Rankin is great! He has done a couple of classes with our teens at The Boys & Girls Club of Buena Park. When I say they love him, I mean it! They are always asking me when he is coming back. I need to start writing all his recipes down because they love his snacks. They rave about how amazing his snacks are and how surprised they are that something that good is healthy. He has not only taught our teens a lot, he has taught many of our parents a couple of things . He stopped by a couple times this summer and talked to our parents on the way out and they are just as amazed has our teens. We will be definitely be continuing this partnership.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kris, from America on Track is an exemplary health educator. Titans ASES Students at Whitaker Elementary in Buena Park received him well and were always excited to see him on his visiting days. Many students were skeptical to try the healthy treats he provided for them, but his encouraging words brought them around. Kris manages classrooms in a polite, but assertive manner. "Mr. Kris", as the students call him, is a complete professional and I highly recommend him at any school.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I loved having these Nutrition Classes in my community! Kris Rankin did a great job working with my kiddos. He kept them engaged and worked well with the students who need a little extra attention. Throughout the planning process, Kris kept me informed and responded to emails/questions quickly. My kids and I learned a lot of valuable information. I am excited to take this knowledge and apply it in my program!

1 LesleeMilch

Client Served

Rating: 5

THANK YOU America On Track for all your hard work, reaching out to parents and providing classes, resources and support at my summer READ WITH ME park reading program at Bellis Park in Buena Park. About 100 kids with their parents come to the park each Wednesday during the summer to READ WITH ME, check out books from the Buena Park library, enjoy a healthy snack from Giving Children Hope and pizza from Premier Chevrolet. Diana has been VERY helpful in helping coordinate other volunteers to come to the park and share with the children, including OC Fire Authority and the OC Health Care Agency to talk to the children about fireworks, pool and bicycle safety. With so many parents joining us each week, I quickly realized the opportunity to help support parents also. America On Track readily agreed to support the parents however they could. So each week while I read with the children Kris and Berna spend time with the parents providing resources and parenting classes on the topics the parents are requesting such as nutrition, parenting skills, exercise and more! You are AWESOME, Diana, Kris and Berna! I appreciate you all so much! Hope to see you joining us next summer too! Mrs. M.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

America On Track was so beneficial not only for the children in my summer program but all throughout the Buena Park community of which they served. Kris Rankin did an amazing job educating the students on proper nutrition and the importance of a healthy diet. I definitely recommend this organization and this specific health educator, Kris. My students loved their nutrition classes. Thank you America On attack!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My internship experience at America On Track was very humbling. I got to work alongside each department to see how much work they put in to give children hope for their future. The staff welcomed me with open arms and guided me through the many questions I had in understanding the different aspects of a non-profit. I am grateful to have spent four months interning at America on Track and for the staff who supported my goals along the way.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the amazing experience of interning at America on Track for 10 weeks through the UCI Practicum website. It was an eye opening experience working with children and adolescents throughout Santa Ana and Irvine. I learned a lot and loved how hands on my work was. The staff were all phenomenal and aided in guiding me through the different programs and the types of work they do.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kris Rankin is an outstanding presenter. He was prepared, knew the material, and kept the students engaged in a non-threatening but demanding manner. Buena Terra students learned a lot from the nutrition classes he led.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The nutrition instructor, Kris was very well recieved by the students at the after school program (Titans ASES in Buena Park). The lessons were very engaging and I would definitely recommend America on Track.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Jasmine delivered great groups to our ladies at WISEPlace, her tips were so useful and she provided snacks and activities to keep the ladies involved!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was an intern for Fall 2018 for American on Track - Emerging Leaders and it was a pleasant experience overall. The kids are great and staff is very kind; and the program I had the pleasure of helping out for was very enriching for the children. Overall great experience!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of Interning with America On Track during fall of 2018. All of the employees that I worked with in the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention program have a strong passion towards what they do. Through community intervention they are able to educate high risk populations on healthier eating and ways to become more active. The organization itself places a strong emphasis on giving back to the community through multiple programs they offer.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hector, from America on Track provided two presentations to our parents about how to find inexpensive ways to eat healthy. The information given was clear, interesting and helpful.
He was very accommodating to our parents and made sure to answer all of their questions. The class was very interactive and his enthusiasm made the workshop fun and engaging. America on Track is lucky to have such passionate staff.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

America On Track has been visiting us at the Buena Park Senior Activity Center and providing educational workshops as well as bringing samples to go along with our two food pantry programs. It has been an exceptional partnership as we have been able to provide our seniors with much needed resources. Since America On Track started visiting our site, our seniors have received additional information on how to live a healthy lifestyle as well as learned a few tips on how to save money when purchasing food at the grocery store. In all, we are happy to have America on Track visit our center and we look forward to continuing our partnership in providing our seniors with the best resources.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Interning at America on Track over the Summer was a rewarding experience that helped to show me how much work a non-profit can do to benefit the community. The staff I had the pleasure of working with were kind, helpful and truly enjoyed helping the communities they worked with move towards a healthier life. I feel America on Track has done great things for the community and will continue to for many years to come.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

America on track has been doing a Amazing job for the Buena Park Community for Jamboree housing. Many residents from Park Landing apartments have expressed on how helpful America on track is and how they really enjoy these classes and want to continue having more. Kaylyn has done a wonderful job by providing very educational classes and yet very fun. Many residents really enjoy learning to eat healthier and knowing that America on track and Jamboree Housing is there to provide the best services for Park Landing Apartments.
Excited for these next couple months that America on track will be providing for our summer program with my students!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

America on Track has been coming to our Preschool Program with their multi lesson nutrition series teaching the children about healthy nutrition and its benefits. The children have enjoyed the classes and the variety of ways the information has been presented. They especially enjoyed the fun physical and interactive activities Jazmine used to explain things to them. The children were never rush and always given an opportunity to participate. One child even commented to me "I like Jazmine because I'm shy and she is so patient with me. I like that." We have 3 back to back sessions and they have been so support by making themselves available to attend all 3 sessions and provide all the children of the center with the nutrition classes which I know can generally be very challenging for program such as there's to be able to do, but they make it work. The nutrition message America on Track teaches aligns with our center philosophy and we appreciate having the opportunity to have them here and also look forward to working with them in the future. Thank you, Lisa Site Supervisor Figueroa CDC

1 Analilia C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Mother of three children and 4 grandchildren. For my personal improvement and good health, I am involved in two committees in the city I live in: Buena Park. Through these committees I have the opportunity to collaborate and volunteer with America On Track. They have given support based on nutrition, rethink your drink, and how to read a label. The guidance on these topics has changed my family’s eating habits, allowing us to lose weight. It is surprising that a good motivation can make a positive change based off food, mental, and physical instruction. I thank the optimism of all the people who collaborate in this wonderful center. America On Track, keep promoting good health.

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AmericaOnTrack 05/31/2018

Thanks so much Analilia! We absolutely love partnering with you and the wonderful Buena Park FIT Committee residents! :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I enjoyed my time Interning in the office at America on Track. Everyone on the staff is super nice, professional, and positive. I got to do a lot of things for the tobacco programs that included created press releases, data entry, and even conducting surveys. I've learned the importance of raising community awareness while the time I was here and I hope my work will make a difference in the community.

2

Client Served

Rating: 4

America on Track came to my classroom to speak to my high school freshmen about the dangers of e-cigs and vapes. This was really interesting to my students because so many kids these days just dont understand the risk of experimenting with these devices. America on Track did a great job educating the students on the harmful and dangerous effects of this addiction.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I really liked how Kris kept the students engaged when he came in to present the nutrition class at our school. He was well prepped and knew what he was talking about. Nicely done.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This presentation got the students engaged. They know about it already and for them to participate as much as they did was good to see. The graphics got their attention since many of them only see the "glamorous" side of it and the "social" side of it. America on Track showed the reality of it. If you have not had them come to your site to present to students I highly recommend it. They adapted to my classes to repeat content as my students were required to take cornell notes during the presentation. Great to work with.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Kris did a great job with the students in his nutrition classes. The students enjoyed the healthy treats and they were always excited to come to his class. He knew what he was doing and he was able to deliver the information clearly. I did not get a chance to thank him personally, but I'm hoping this message gets to him. Thank you, Mr. Kris, from Raymond Temple. -Ms. Pascual

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mr. Kris visited our After School Program in Buena Park for five sessions as part of the nutrition course America On Track offers to the youth. The kids who attended were overall very attentive. They enthusiastically answered questions and asked plenty of questions too. Kids especially were happy to receive healthy snacks as part of the course. The models (e.g. muscle and fat) that Kris brought as demonstrations for how our body reacts to proper or improper nutrition were very useful in helping the kids visualize and retain the concepts. I think Mr. Kris was an excellent instructor. He really captured and held the kids' attention. I think his way of explaining the lessons were simple and clear, perfect for kids! Thank you Kris and America On Track for coming to teach the kids the importance of nutrition. The information was very valuable.

2 Kayla B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely love America on Track! I interned for this organization over the summer, and had such a wonderful experience. Every staff member was kind and extremely dedicated to their work. The organization has such a big impact on children's lives.

1 Kiana B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Interning for America On Track has affected my life in so many positive ways. Not only did I learn what it's like to work in a professional setting, but I got to work for a great cause surrounded by friendly and compassionate people. The mentorship program for children of prisoners is one of the several amazing programs that America On Track offers. This wonderful organization continues to make a positive impact on the lives of those in Orange County and I am so blessed to have been a part of the cause.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Here at FVHS we really appreciate being able to participate in the Tobacco Prevention Project presented and fully run by America on Track. Their whole team were professional and great with our students and staff. It is a worth while program we would recommend to other schools to participate in this no cost project that is good for kids.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My experience with America on Track has been incredible, the information provided during the nutrition classes have such a positive impact on people and motivates them to obtain a healthier eating lifestyle!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love the idea that the students strive to improve their fitness. Nutrition is included. They are learning about vegetables and long term effects. (Principal comments)

Fourth grade says, "It's so much fun! We're getting more exercise. We work as a team. The teacher is really nice. "

In third grade, Rachel says, " I learned that vegetables can be delicious.' Collette said, " We are getting healthy by playing fun games." All of third grade chimed in, "I wish we had it every day!"

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our center had had representatives from America On Track teach our students in grades 1-6 about nutrition. Through the sessions the students learn about making healthier snack and food choices along with being able to taste test a variety of healthy snack options. The students get survey'd too and overall they really enjoy the classes.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

WTLC works with survivors of domestic violence and exploitation. America on Track provides us with a service that is key. We see our role as creating program that changes the health of communities. The partnership has made this accessible. We provide emotional support and America on Track helps with the basic needs that change health outcomes. wouldn't be so far without their work.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

America on Track is one of the best non profits. I am an Education and Economics major at Chapman University and have volunteered at many nonprofits and I still would say the aforementioned. As an intern for mainly the Mentoring for Children of Prisoners program, I was able to really see what goes behind the scenes. All the staff are so nice, energetic, and helpful. They stick to their goals and care about the quality of service they provide. For instance, for the end of year party, the staff put so much thought in the presents and activities for not only the mentors and mentees but also the siblings of the mentees. Additionally, they do stringent background checks to make sure that those who receive the service are given the best. Interning at this nonprofit allowed me to see that really a nonprofit should work with utmost care and respect. I am very grateful that I was able to help and be part of such an inspiring group.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I want America On Track and others to know how amazing it was to be a mentor. I really enjoyed my time with my mentee and am grateful programs like this exist to make communities come together and amicably advance. Thank you for this incredible experience.

The directors are passionate about these kids and want the best for them. That's what the future needs.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dulce Arias delivered a great presentation to 3 of my junior classes at Westminster High School on Friday March 31st! She was very informative and engaging. My students learned about E-cigs, which is very relevant to their social circle and peer age group. I hope that the information Dulce shared will motivate my students to live a healthy and clean life!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Santa Ana community apartments had the great benefit of having Diane come out and give Nutrition classes to our residents. She was very professional, engaging, and knowledgeable. Her lessons were super fun and encouraged the residents to change their nutrition habits.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

America on Track is a great organization dedicated to helping people improve their health through education. This is the 2nd year I have worked with them to help educate low income adults about their nutrition choices and how these choices can affect their health. Kris is an excellent presenter, he kept the clients engaged, brought informative hand outs and displays to give residents visual references about their bodies and health. Kris shared recipes with samples to show residents how they can prepare nutritious meals and snacks on a budget. The America on Track presentations have encouraged residents to eat healthier, try new things and make a more conscious effort in caring for their health. I look forward to bringing them back next year to present.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

America on track has been a great addition to the programs at our facility. We have collaborated with this agency for the past few years and our families LOVE IT! The educational components along with the easy to understand recipes are always a hit! Considering we are one of the cities with the highest obesity rate in Orange County, I believe it is imperative that we assist the families by offering these types of classes. Diana is also great with the kids to the point that she knows most of them by name. We always look forward to hosting these wonderful programs at our facility and I believe America On Track is leading the way for our future by teaching them the basics of nutrition and giving them the hands on training to try these recipes with their families.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kris and Diana were beyond exceptional with our class and teaching our students about nutrition. The students loved them and the foods they brought. We hope to see you next year!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had Kris come in to do a series of nutritional classes for our students. He did a great job engaging with our students, and continuously changed the beat of his lectures to keep the kids interested. We also loved the food that he presented; like most kids, our students are averse to veggies, but Kris was able to make the food more appetizing. These classes were truly informative, and it was our pleasure to have Kris at our site.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I work with low income residents in Brea, CA. We had Kris come out and give Nutrition classes to the after school program youth. He was very professional, engaging, and knowledgeable on the subject. He kept the lessons fun for the kids and encouraged them to try the healthy food/snacks he provided for them. The students learned a lot and would talk about the lessons with me after he had left. His visuals and facts were critical to the kids' learning. He never made any of the kids feel bad for having a wrong answer, rather he talked it out with them until they arrived at a right answer by themselves. I would enthusiastically recommend America On Track (and especially Kris) to any programs looking to host Nutrition Classes.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a mentor at America On Track for the past year. Becoming a mentor at America On Track is one of the best decisions I have ever made!!! I look forward to meeting with my mentee every week. All together it has been such a rewarding experience. It's also great to know that I have a strong team of people at America On Track that are willing to help should the need arise. My favorite part about America On Track is that it offers parents education on nutrition. America On Track also encourages children to read by giving them free books that are age and reading level appropriate.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We here at the Villa appreciate Diane, our nutritionist for so many reasons. She provides us with nutritional facts such as label reading on food packaging. She explains to us exactly what each section means and the recommended serving size.
Diane also provides us with tips on grocery shopping. She has informed us on how to shop on a budget and how to double check the receipts after purchasing to ensure we have paid the correct amount.
She gives us valuable tips on how to deal with young children while shopping at the grocery store. As we all know, children tend to want everything when shopping. She has given us ideas and suggestions on ways to distract children while shopping to avoid over buying on needless items.
Overall, Diane has taught us how to maintain healthy lives through our eating habits, and she has taught us how to manage our grocery purchases on a budget.
We truly appreciate all the information she has provided to us. We would like to thank Diane for helping the ladies here at the Villa learn the value of nutrition and we would also like to thank her for the delicious salads she brings to us every week. Diane's efforts are much appreciated.
Sincerely, The Women at The Villa

2 Diana97

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for America On Track’s Brighter Futures for Children of Prisoners Program for the past 4 years in which I mentor a beautiful little girl once a week for two hours.

This is a very structured program where the results are very rewarding not only for the mentees and their families but for the mentors as well. Aside from the guidance that the mentors receive from the cofounders of the organization, Terry and Claire, as well as the staff of the organization the many advantages that come from the program are: Special outings such as free tickets to events at the Honda Center, letters of recommendation for the mentors, a Holiday Party where mentees receive Christmas gifts and mentors get awards and recognition for their volunteer hours, STEM activities, free books for the mentees, free mini-golf tickets, a really fun summer educational camp where I got the chance to be a counselor this past summer and free health seminars for the families.

Being a part of this organization has taught me a great deal of things. Although challenging at times, being with my mentee has been a wonderful experience that I would not change for anything. Additionally, the support that I have received from Terry and Claire have made me push myself into becoming not only a better mentor but a well rounded person thanks to the various conversations we’ve had at the different events. It is clear that they personally care about each and every one of us involved in this wonderful program.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a mentor with America On Track for 10 years. I stick with this organization because I see the positive impact it has on the children it is helping. Moreover, I notice something very special about its founders, Terry and Claire: they remember the names of all the children (as much as I can observe while attending the events they organize). My mentee has 6 other siblings, and Terry and Claire remember their names, even the ones who are too young to be in a mentoring program. This is one of the clear indications that these two wonderful ladies care about the children they are helping. When people care, good things happen, and lives are changed for the better.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

America on Track is awesome! I did not have to wait too long to be paired up with a mentee. They are great at being accessible for both the mentors and mentees. I could have not found a better non-pofit.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just started volunteering with America on Track this year, and I've loved every minute of it! It's a wonderful way to create fundamental relationships with others, learn about successful ways to manage life and blossom into a great leader. I have no doubt that America On Track is doing very good things for the community and will continue to do so for many years to come.

1 John373

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the most wonderful non-profit!
I have spent three years as a mentor in America On Track's Emerging Leaders Program and have loved all of them. I have seen this non-profit change the lives of youth for the better, and think it deserves support.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with America on Track for a few months now and am really enjoying getting to know my mentee.
Terry and Melody have been wonderful in the training process and introducing me to my mentee.
I would highly recommend
America on Track for anyone that wants to reach out and help others!