Fiver gave my son the opportunity to go away a couple of weeks away in the summer to enjoy the great outdoors that he otherwise rarely gets to do nor does he ever get to go away on vacations as we cannot afford it. Provided him with encouragement to do well in school and set goals for his fiture. It has open his eyes to various activities, sports and experiences that he rarely gets the opportunity for having come from a background of very little family, money and going out much. I appreciate Fiver for helping my son grow up into a well rounded individule with wanting to improve himself with desiring to continue on with his education despite having a slight learning difficulty making it a challenge to do well in school. It's given him the confidence to believe he can do it and make something of himself. Thank You Fiver!
Fiver is truly a miraculous organization doing such incredible work with the children in its programs as well as their families and the broader community. Their holistic approach to tending to every criticical component of spurring positive life choices from civic mindedness to physical and ethical well being to education and career combined with their unbelievable summer camp and 10 year commitment to every child makes it one of the most unique and successful youth development organizations I’ve ever worked with. If we replicated their formula all over the globe for raising healthy, happy and well adjusted children, every child’s future would be so bright.
The Fiver Children's Foundation has been a part of my life for over a decade and throughout the years has consistently shaped me into the person I am today and I hope it continues to grow so more people know about the good works happening through our Fivers
I never get tired of recommending Camp Fiver as an amazing summer camp and their year-round programs open doors for their kids and alumni.
Fiver's model is so unique - 10 year continuous commitment and holistic approach focused not only on academics but also character building. I have been involved with many non profits and Fiver stands out from the rest.
After attending the program for 10 years, I became a part of the Alumni Board. Fiver is truly a place geared towards making life long positive choices. It’s a second family!
As a Fiver Participant, Fiver has been one of the most influential things in my life. Much more than a nonprofit, Fiver is a Family!
Fiver has helped to change my life with the determination to help children make positive life choices. I understand now just how important it is to lead a good path so that children can follow & can have strong role models.
Growing up in the Bronx, NY it’s easy to fall victim to the harsh environment created by the everyday grind. Fiver is an opportunity to expand your horizons and be immersed in an enriching experience so different from the day-to-day. Here I learned how to be my authentic self, and have fun absent of negative pressure and influence.
They have been a second family to me since I was 9 years old attending camp and today I am so proud to call myself a Fiver and give back!
I was a camper here when they first started. I can not thank them enough for their impact on my life. We continue to keep in contact and I will be volunteering with them soon to just slightly pay back.
Fiver is unique in its approach, efficacy and culture. There is a communal passion from the Board and Executive Director all the way through the staff and volunteers that proves to be infectious. The more Fiver can grow, the better off our community is in terms of helping children find a better path.
There is no amount of characters that could allow me to summarize why Fiver Children's Foundation deserves more than just five stars. This is truly a home to me, my family, and so many others. It is a place that is truly indescribable it can only be experienced. This foundation has fostered me for over 10 years and has truly impacted my life in many pivotal ways. From a young age Fiver has instilled in me: leadership skills, interpersonal skills, importance of education, being family-oriented, courage, and giving back. These are values that will be engrained into my family for many years to come and for that reason I will forever be in debt to Fiver. Being a young Hispanic male from Brooklyn, NY there are many statistics that go against my personal success. Through Fiver I have been able to overcome all obstacles in my path. Since my last year in the Fiver Children's Foundation program, I've graduated Cum Laude from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and I'm now employed within GE Aviation's Operational Management Leadership Program. This is just the beginning of my career/success and I know through the skills and experiences Fiver has given me I will be able to accomplish so much more. Attached is a video link to my graduation speech that shows the kind of emotions one goes through when they realize their stay at Camp Fiver has come to an end. Although physically my stay at Fiver ended a while ago I'll always remember "Once a Fiver, always a Fiver!"
Fiver has played a crucial part in my life. They are always available to the children and alumni that have takes board of their program. The camp location is home and the people there become your family.
I started very young and stuck with it. It was an amazing experience witb amazing people.
This camp focuses on catering to the true needs of children. They teach them how to think critically, speak in confidence and show them that they are valuable assets to society. I must say that I am highly impressed by the quality of this camp, especially considering it is free for children to be a part of a program of such high caliber.
I've worked with Fiver a few times and have seen the impact the programs have on the kids. The camp experience and individualized attention improve self-confidence immensely and create a wonderful environment to foster learning and development. In particular, the long commitment increases the success rate of HS and college graduation that opens new doors.
Fiver is an incredible organization! Every Fiver participant I have met is motivated, caring and a well-rounded member of the community. All of Fiver's staff and volunteers maintain a positive culture and serve as reliable and thoughtful role models.
Fiver is the best! My family and I are blessed to have Fiver on our side. I have been a part of Fiver since 2000 and to this day I still feel the love and support Fiver offers. I am proud to be a Fiver alumna and Alumni Board Member.
I have been with fiver since I was 10 year's old, now 27 years old, and since then I have gained a family that I never thought I would have. The support , the insight, continuous priority of the children, teens and adults they serve keeps us going. #OnceAFIver #AlwaysaFiver