I am a teen who has been apart of many of the programs Omni Youth Programs has to offer. I think it is so important for teens today to have all the facts before they make important decisions in life. Especially on the decision on whether or not to drink or use drugs. There is a lot of pressure out there and a lot of bad information. I appreciate the voice and the support that Omni has given me.
I am in law enforcement and have worked with Omni Youth Programs for over 10 years. i have always been impressed with their professionalism and their ability to make a difference with the youth in our area and their families. Marijuana use among youth is rampant so their work is important now more than ever.
As a local law enforcement officer, I have been a supporter of Omni for over 15 years and am always eager and willing to work with Omni Youth Programs. Their staff is consistently professional and genuine cares about the youth in our communities. The youth of Sacramento and their families have been helped and assisted by the programs that Omni offers on many occasions and their passion for making a difference truly shines through. I will continue to support Omni personally and professionally.
This is a great Non-Profit! They are amazing to work with. They are passionate about making an impact in the youth and families in Sacramento.
I started as an intern and am now a "Prevention Educator" at Omni Youth Program all I can say is that this non profit organization is amazing! Their mission to empower the youth is an excellent goal that they have been achieving, and will continue to achieve. I admire that Omni Youth Programs focuses on educating the public and youth about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use. The way this organization gives back to the community any way they can through their Model Program Training's, interactive exhibits, or community events is inspiring .
Omni Youth Programs is an incredible nonprofit organization that is passionate about giving back to the community. As a current intern, I was given the opportunity to learn about Omni Youth Programs' mission to help educate the youth about drug and alcohol prevention. The team at Omni Youth Programs is dedicated in their work and are always finding innovative ways to reach out to the community.
I had wonderful experience working with the staff. I volunteered at Omni Youth for the summer and they all became just like my family. Everyone is so welcoming and nice. Everyone was very supportive of each other. They all work really hard to find creative ways to reach the families that need help. Looking forward to intern at Omni Youth in the spring as they are such amazing people to work with. :)
I fully support the work that Omni Youth Programs conducts. They are always finding new ways to reach the Sacramento teens and parents with drug prevention messages and skills. They spend funding wisely and efficiently, and are constantly being creative to reach as many people as possible. It is amazing how much work they do with minimal staffing.
I have been working with Omni Youth Programs for over 13 years and have always had tremendous respect and admiration for all they do to help the youth and families of my community. The staff and administrators are passionate and dedicated about what they do. My daughters have gained so much from the information and support they receive from Omni Youth Programs. I know, as a parent, I feel much more secure about them heading into their teen years with the foundation Omni has provided them.
I was introduced to Omni Youth Programs in the fall of 2004. I have remained invested in the continued success of this non profit because they place a tremendously high priority on allocating their resources and time directly to the community they serve. No dollar is wasted and Omni always responds to the needs of their public with passion and respect for any unique need that is posed. I have seen, first hand, the power of prevention on our community. I truly believe that is more powerful and easier to build strong children and families that support them rather than trying to repair and adult. Our youth needs this agency to guide and support them into the positive future of their choosing.
Omni continues to show great results in their efforts to educate our community to the impact and realities of alcohol and drugs on our youth. The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is never truer when it come to alcohol and drugs and our children.
The feedback from participants in Omni Youth Programs is consistently superior. The results of their programs continue to improve the life and relationships of our area youth and also their families. The staff at Omni are dedicated and extremely knowledgeable. They work very hard to achieve their superior performance.
I work in collaboration with this organization for over 5 years, we worked to reach the most unrepresented communities and were training Russian-speaking immigrants in Sacramento on such topics as tobacco and alcohol prevention, and on parenting skills on how to prevent teens from using substances. This organization is always on the top, providing the best services to the community and is reaching to those that traditionally are neglected by other organizations due to invisibility or misperseption of needs. Proud to serve together!
Omni Youth Programs is an outstanding and compassionate organization that truly defines what it really means to give back to the community. The directors and team demonstrate amazing passion in what they do for the program and their efforts to provide informative resources for individuals in Sac County. The work and wonders of what Omni Youth Program is doing is highly remarkable to bring awareness on marijuana use for adolescence. I am sincerely grateful for such an vital organization to be here in Sacramento to impact the lives of family and teenagers. This is truly one of a kind.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Omni Youth Programs for the past year because it is evident that they care about the future generations to come & their community! The new cannabis speaker series & fatal vision activities has been a tremendous learning experience, as I interact with the community (especially the youth) & share my knowledge on the long term effects cannabis has on your body. I am grateful to have Omni Youth Programs in Sacramento County & wish there were more programs like this around when I was growing up in the Bay Area.
Omni Youth Programs is an amazing nonprofit in Sacramento. This organization is constantly looking for new ways to reach families and teenagers. Omni Youth Programs use evidence-based programs, interactive exhibits and powerful speaking engagements to empower youth & families about drug, alcohol, & marijuana use.
Each person at Omni Youth Programs personally cares so much about keeping youth safe, healthy and free from alcohol and drug use. It always amazes me how even the interns and volunteers bend over backwards to help! Omni has always been responsive to the changing needs and requests of the community they serve. It is also an ongoing priority to put effort into reaching out to marginalized groups others overlook. Omni has repeatedly spent years trying to gain the trust and relationship with various cultural and immigrant groups and making linguistic and staff adaptations at great expense and effort just to be able to offer services. There is an enthusiasm, commitment and genuine care that exists at Omni that goes way beyond it being a job or service.
Omni Youth Programs is a wonderful nonprofit that truly cares about the Sacramento community. As a current intern at Omni Youth Programs, I have had the honor of learning how Omni Youth Programs tackles teen alcohol and drug prevention in the local community. The free trainings that this organization offers are a valuable resource for the local community, especially for families who want to ask for guidance but are financially restricted. While interning here, I am proud to see how often this organization goes out into the community and reaches out to local residents. This really shows how much this nonprofit cares about educating the public on prevention!
My experience at Omni Youth Programs has been phenomenal. This organization does so much for the community from the free training's, to the community outreach booths, and now the new "Speaker Series" where, they show a documentary about the effects of the marijuana today, or show their 2 different types of interactive exhibits. Not only do they have a lot to offer to the community but their staff is amazing. I love how this organization focuses on the well being of the youth. Instead of using the "scare tactic" to impact youth, they use education to empower the youth so they can make the educated decision about drugs and alcohol themselves.
I was hired to do some contact work for Omni Youth Programs over a year ago. I work regularly with many nonprofits but after speaking with Omni’s staff about their prorams to reduce teen alcohol and drug use, I was uniquely impressed by both their dedication to their cause and the extraordinary effectiveness of their programs. I was further impressed by how excited and motivated their staff was about Omni’s mission. I’m not a big joiner but felt I needed to get involved with Omni and joined their Board of Directors. As time has gone by, Omni has continued to improve its effectiveness and impact. I am proud to be associated with such a worthwhile and dedicated organization.
My company was contracted by Omni Youth Programs to do some work and I was impressed with both their mission and their effectiveness. I have worked with other non-profits and have rarely seen a staff so dedicated and felt I needed to get involved.
Omni Youth Programs is an amazing nonprofit organization that has a heart of gold! I have personally volunteered for many of the programs that Omni has offered to the community such as Strengthening Families and Peers Against Substance Abuse (PASA) and in my work with Cynthia and Shari it is obvious they have a commitment to improving the lives of those in the area. Cynthia and Shari work tirelessly to ensure they are benefitting the community as best they can by training facilitators to implement model programs to reach as much of the population in need as possible. I have valued my connections and time with Omni and I continue to maintain my relationships by being a member of the board because I believe in the work they do.
Omni Youth Programs has been an amazing experience for me. This nonprofit has multiple programs that are all curriculum based and are effective in achieving their intended goal. I have been with Omni Youth Programs as a volunteer for a little over a year now and not only does this program change other people's lives but it has changed mine. I have volunteered in the Peers Against Substance Abuse (PASA) program and that was such an enjoyable program for the kids and it taught them valuable life skills that can change their lives. Strengthening Families is another equally wonderful program that I have been involved with. I have gotten the chance to be a part of the youth, parent, and childcare sections and I have enjoyed every bit of it. The families end up loving the program and finding that they really benefitted from getting involved. Overall, Omni Youth Programs makes a difference in our community!
Omni Youth Programs is a wonderful nonprofit agency that strives to improve youth wellness. They have amazing staff that make you feel welcome and they provide rewarding experiences for everyone involved. I volunteered for Omni Youth Programs and it was a valuable opportunity to witness the power of the program and the people behind it.
Omni Youth Programs is an amazing non profit in Sacramento. From their compassionate and professional staff to their one of a kind programs, you are sure to remember them! I had the pleasure of volunteering for years and they really treat you as family and are dedicated and committed to their prevention programs. I am now a proud board member and cannot say enough wonderful things about Omni.
The positive impact that Omni Youth Programs has on our local families and youth is exceptional. I am happy to be associated with such an awesome community of dedicated people that wants see families get stronger.
OMNI Youth is amazing. I Had the pleasure of doing an internship with OMNI. There isn't a month that goes by where I don't bring up a story or think about the amazing kids I worked with. The smiles we put on each other's faces with all the fun engaging games we played! OMNI Youth has Excellent training that helps people who are new in there career get a better understanding of there mission and Helping people with the youth the families ect. It was an amazing experience. I check in at times for jobs. The best part is they are always doing workshops which is awesome and engaging nice on the resume.
Omni Youth Programs does a fabulous job training Sacramento County citizens. They have a few different programs that encourage positive and direct communication skills between parents and youth. Omni's determination to educate it's community members is well recognized through its long history of youth and family programming.
Omni Youth Programs is a great asset to Sacramento Communities. They provide FREE training to people who want to become facilitators of Model Prevention programs focusing on teen alcohol and drug prevention and reduction. Whether you are an already established community program/resource or you want to start something new in your community, Omni will give you the tools for these programs. The idea is to to spread information throughout the Sacramento region and create a community of change makers so that more people are providing programs like "Teens in Action" and "Active Parenting of Teens". These programs are evidence based and practical. Parents and Teens learn about their changing brain, how to use better communication skills and build strong relationships. Omni Youth Programs also provides ongoing technical support to trainees to help break down barriers to program accessibility.
I know first hand the impact on the teens and parents who experience Omni Youth Programs services. It is truly powerful to see teens quit using or even experiment with alcohol or drugs after attending a 6-session prevention program and have it stick over time. I've also been told by almost every parent in our programs how surprised and shocked they are to not have to yell at their teens anymore, just a few weeks into the programs. The new techniques come to them so naturally and finally help them get their teens to cooperate without resentment or resistance - unheard of before! And to see parents and youth speaking receptively and with genuine interest in each other on all sorts of subjects, including sensitive ones, is a huge contrast to when they first started. It's transformative and inspiring. Bringing a family together after years of terrible tension is never as hard as everyone thinks it's going to be. It's actually a fun experience with lots of laughter, cheers and plenty of support during the more serious moments. The programs are so cleverly designed they cause NO resistance among the attendees and create a pleasant, accepting environment. I am the biggest champion of the model programs Omni Youth Programs trains others to lead in their community because I've seen them work for years on all sorts of families with all sorts of tough challenges. It's truly amazing!
I have attended several programs and events offered by Omni Youth Programs and have always been extremely impressed with the programs they provide. I leave their events with tips and skills that are a extremely useful to me professionally and personally. Omni Youth Programs excells at helping parents navigate the teen years and do a tremendous job of giving my teen useful and practical tools that help them avoid peer pressure.
I've had the privilege to volunteer with both programs from OmniYouth, P.A.S.A. and Strengthening Families and both programs have taught me a lesson I will take with me where ever I may go; that everyone goes through their own personal struggles and turmoils but we are all here to help one another.
The Omni Youth program came to Serna Village during the summer and I have to say my son and I really enjoyed it. The staff/volunteers were so awesome with their activities and curriculum, my son and I still implement some of the things we learned together. This is a great program...I think everyone with a teen should take part in a program like this. Thank you Omni Youth.
The Omni Youth Program has provided the PASA program at our school for many years. Our students always look forward to this program and the life skills that it teaches. Thank you for making a positive difference in the lives of so many students!
5th grade classroom teacher
Madison Elementary School
Omni Youth Programs is an oustanding program for young children and families. I am proud to have been a part of the team for almost five years. The curriculm teaches the children that they have choices in life and each choice has a consquence. It was exciting to see the expressions on the children's faces while playing the many different board games or during the puppet show when they realized that they did not have to follow the crowd. They had a choice!
I have been with Omni for the last three years. There is nothing more rewarding than to see the children's face light up when they see us. The Omni's approach to teaching the children about drugs, peer pressure and gangs is amazing. Though board games and real life role playing, the children learn what happens when they decide to use drugs or join a gang. Omni gives them fudamental steps on how to say "NO" to peer pressure. Omni's quarterly data shows that the children's behavior improves after having Omni in their classes and for that my hat is off to all the counselors.
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Joining the Omni Youth team was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I volunteer for Strengthening Families, and there is nothing better than watching families come together and learn how to communicate and become aware of each other's feelings. Strengthening Families gives families the tools they need to build a strong support system, and it is an amazing experience to be able to witness families grow. Omni Youth is a fantastic program, and I highly recommend it to families of all types and backgrounds!
I just have to say that it was an amazing experience getting to volunteer for Omni Youth Program! I was giving the opportunity to work with family's and to be able to see the transformation when they first arrive at the program to the ending results is amazing and very touching. They truly make a difference in family's lifes. I would totally recommend families that are in need of help and looking to make a difference in their lives.
Thanks so much ladies for giving me the opportunity to be part of the Omni Family!
I see the results of the programs- students who seem to learn the dangers of drugs and gangs and students who learn to make connections with others.
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A well trained group of counselors comes to my class once a week for four weeks and works with my 4th grade students on resisting peer pressure. The children value their time with these adults. They are positive role models and were able to relate very well to the children.
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Coming into my first day at P.A.S.A., our drug and gang prevention program, I was so nervous and didn't think I could make a difference. As I looked around the room at my other coworkers, I realized that this time we share with the kids is not about me, but about making a difference in their lives. Every time we leave a classroom we have made a difference and that is truly the best moment.
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I've enjoyed meeting so many amazing people who all have similar interests and having a child trust in you and value you. The staff and volunteers are very friendly, positive, approachable, understanding, genuine and welcoming. The only thing I wish were different was that I could have heard about it earlier!
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this program really helps children open up and learn to talk to elders about there problems be it drugs, gangs, peer pressure or anything they have questions about. from the time they sit in the classroom with the kids they get to know them and talk to them about any of their problems. this is a great way to teach children what they wont normally learn in the classroom and i think that all kids should experience this program and the counselors.
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I have supported Omni Youth Programs for the past three years. I began as a volunteer working a few hours a week and ended up suporting Omni with my personal donatons of money and as a unpaid board member. Omni has the lowest overhead per dollar of donation of any charity that I support. (I financially support four other local children focused charities). The in-class programs that Omni has developed are very well recieved by every school that has recieved them. Omni Is truly making a difference in reducing drug use and gang membership through their grade school programs. This approach is cheaper and more effective than more law enforcement and prison, particularly in light of the budget cuts in all government services.
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I really love working here and meeting all the other wonderful volunteers that work with me. The people I work with are wonderful people and I love the work I do here!
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I had a good experience counseling groups of 4th, 5th and 6th gradeers throughout the elementary schools in Sacramento. The activities we conduct are really fun because the kids enjoyed it and learned a lot of things.
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I have worked with Omni Youth Programs for almost 20 years and can honestly say this program is very valuable to the communities we serve. What's so unique about our program is that we offer four to eight week small group facilitation so that the youth have a better opportunity to bond with an adult who can help provide positive guidance and support. We also give the youth an opportunity to bond and develop strong, positive relationships with their peers. These relationships continue to grow over the three years that our services are offered at each individual school. Omni Youth Programs also has a very professional and educated staff that are working with at risk youth because they have a passion and commitment to help make youth and communities stronger, but also because many of us have a strong passion to keep our youth free of drugs and gangs. I personally have seen how damaging drugs can be to a youth, their family and the community at large, and made it a personal mission of my own to work in this field to try to make a difference. This program has helped me reach my goal of giving back. I grew up in a low income at risk environment and became the person I am today because I had strong role models that took time out to spend with me and keep me pointed in the right direction. This is what I see Omni providing to the youth they work with.
I became involved with the Omni Youth Program about six years ago. I became a board member and since then I now serve as the President. The Omni Youth Program has become one of the most far reaching programs in the Del Paso School distict for drug and violence prevention. The programs work with the children and parents. It has helped the community in one of the most violent locations in the Sacramento areas. The progrms reaches out to a large number of children and parents. It has provided services to around 900 children and 1,200 families in the school district. Hopefully, the program will have the funds and support needed to continue their efforts in the fight againist drugs and violence in the schools it serves.
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Omni Youth Programs is an exceptional agency that makes a huge difference in neighborhoods with heavy drug and gang involvement. It's surprising how many pre-teens confide to the counselors that they have been doing drugs with their parents daily since they were 8 years old. But once PASA starts, they really hear what the counselors have to say, and quit using! And, many of them change their views towards gangs. For the first time they think about what it really means to their future and their family as innocent bystanders if they join. Another exciting thing is that teachers say that once Omni Youth Programs starts coming to their class, they spend very little time on resolving student conflicts after every recess and lunch. That's because the program spends a lot of time on resolving problems without violence. Teachers hear the youth telling each other to not fight and just talk it out. Very different from before Omni got there! Everyone involved in the agency is extremely dedicated, competent and show a great deal of respect for each other. Very stringent and ethical business practices are applied and there's never been a legal or ethical complaint or problem since the formation of the program. Omni Youth Programs been around for over 30 years for many good reasons. It's a great organization that gets meaningful results and truly makes a difference in the lives of youth and families in Sacramento. I'm very proud to be a part of this organization.
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I have just started working as an internship counselor and I absolutely love it. The staff is GREAT. They are always working hard to help the program, checking in on the counselors to see how we're doing, and they really make it a great environment to work with. The kids that we work with are already struggling with pressures at their young ages and I feel that the PASA program has really made an extremely well thought of itinerary for the children to enjoy and learn from.
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