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Omni Youth Programs

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Crime & Law, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention, Youth Development, Youth Violence Prevention

Mission: Create strong families, develop youth leaders, and engage the community to cultivate a lifestyle free of alcohol, drugs, violence and other risky behavior.

Target demographics: Youth and Families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 150 individuals improve their knowledge, professionalism, and skills to become alcohol prevention advocates and trainers

Geographic areas served: Sacramento Region

Programs: Underage alcohol prevention through free training of community members and org's to conduct evidence based programs with teens and parents or become Teen Facilitators using Teens In Action, Active Parenting of Teens and Family Matters model programs.

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a local law enforcement officer, I have been a supporter of Omni for over 10 years and am continually impressed with the level of service they offer. 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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Omni Youth Programs fill a valuable need in our community by addressing drug and alcohol issues facing our children. I have attend their training programs and have first hand experience regarding their professionalism and expertise. Omni Youth Program Staff really believe in what they are doing and the results reflect this dedication.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The leadership of this organization lives by and understands its mission. The work environment is a place where the staff loves to come to every day. There is no end to what this agency is willing to do and has done for its community.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

2 Sarah F.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

2 Jeff C.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.