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!
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.
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 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
I am very gratful that I had an opportunity to be apart of this organization for the past 17 years. The lessons and support I've received at fiver still shape my choices today as a women and a mother. I wish everyone had a chance to call this place home.
Fiver has been an amazing part of my family from the moment my daughter started with the summer camp many years ago. As a board member, it has been an educational and passionate journey in ensuring ongoing services are available to families. I have witnessed the incredible services Fiver staff provides families and children who have achieved success by graduating college. The foundation is committed and true to their mission in every way.
Fiver is simply an amazing organization. It makes a ten year commitment to each child in the program, and having worked with several of the students in the program personally the impact of Fiver stands out loud and clear. The students are confident, capable and above all know how to make great life choices.
The staff and leadership of Fiver are incredibly devoted, wonderful people. This is an organization that deserves to thrive and that children need to be impacted by.
I am thoroughly impressed with the dedication the Fiver Children's Foundation staff and its participants have exhibited. I have been involved with the organization for nearly two years and it is not everyday that one hears testimonials from alumni, parents and participants that praise the warmth, stability and devotion of the staff of a non-profit. Committing ten years to a child is a huge endeavor but it has been done and continues to be. The children who are active members have the alumni to look up to. They all grow up together and have each other to lean on. The kids recognize that Fiver is a shelter away from any storm they may be experiencing. Very rare in this day and age.
Fiver is a unique and incredible organization with outstanding results. One of the organization's greatest assets is the Fiver staff. They are dedicated, knowledgeable and the key to Fiver's success.
Fiver makes a 10 year commitment to children in need and has a lasting impact on their lives. As a parent, I fully recognize the amount of time, focus and love that it takes to raise happy, productive kids. Fiver becomes family to these kids and the results are amazing.
Fiver is a magical organization, helping change the lives of the children and families it serves. The organization is focused on character-development and community service.
Fiver Children's Foundation has developed free programs that enables kids to grow into high
quality productive citizens. Because Fiver works with kids over 10 years, beginning at age 8,
they develop a relationship that is meaningful and trusting.The role models at Fiver using the
character education program developed by the staff have laid a great foundation to ensure
positive outcomes for the kids. The program is a huge success.
Fiver makes a unique ten year commitment to each child -- providing critical character building year round wrap around support including life altering summer camp experience!!
Fiver's year-round program (over 10 years, from age 8 to 18) makes a proven difference in the lives of its kids -- the outcomes are remarkable. The staff is passionate, capable and fully committed to the vision. This is a non-profit you can feel great supporting.
A very well run charity with measurable positive outcomes for the 500 Fivers from underprivileged backgrounds who participate in the year round youth development programs.
Over 80% of the funding is devoted to programs for the Fivers.