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Review for Foundation For Students Rising Above, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Students Rising Above has made an incredible impact on the students lives, volunteers who give and receive so much back, and the communities where we all live. Students Rising Above and those who work, volunteer, and contribute financially are making an investment in people and in our future together. This is about community, helping each other, caring and building successful partnerships that are resulting in long lasting changes in young peoples lives.

As a mentor I see the hope of these young people in their eyes and feel it in their hearts. These students already have done so much for themselves through their own determination, hard work, and personal vision for the future. Students Rising Above honors them for this and recognizes that they deserve the support, both financial and personal guidance that most do not have. Students Rising Above is a group of caring people who extend their hands and hearts out to these students and share in the joy of seeing great things happen in their lives.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I personally experience the positive results by working with three students that I mentor and seeing them grow, learn and become the happy and successful people they invision themselves to be. I am seeing the possibilites turn into realities right before me.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Seek to involve more qualified volunteers\mentors from the Latino and African American communities.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?


Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I can't imagine.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

It has made me realize that I can make a positive impact on others and have many things to share.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

The good feeling you get when you have made a difference in someone's life.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I mentor three students. This means being an active part of their life and decision making as they prepare for college and beyond. I give guidance, share my experience, talk about careers and academics, and make myself available as a resource and friend.