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crystalb

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Review for StandUp For Kids, Atlanta, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I came to StandUp For Kids as a new employee looking for something more rewarding - BOY, DID I GET IT!!! There is nothing more gratifying than coming to work each day and interacting with the truly AMAZING volunteers that have each given so much of their time and hearts to fulfilling the mission of StandUp For Kids that is, except for being able to share in the lives of the youth our programs serve! Being the family that they would otherwise not have, listening and being a friend when things are bad, and celebrating with them in their accomplishments is an unbelievable feeling. Never did I think it was possible to love what I did for a living until I came to work here, and never did I think I'd actually LOVE the people I work with and for! StandUp For Kids is a unique organization with so much to offer each person that becomes involved - staff, volunteers, youth - and the experience definitely becomes a part of who you are for the rest of your life.

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

being witness to the kids it's helped. I've worked with and met some of the most talented young people that may never had a chance had it not been for StandUp For Kids.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The best volunteers in the WORLD!! I've been very fortunate to work with so many people who are so giving of their time and hearts for the sake of helping kids. They are my heroes!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach more homeless youth in more cities across the country, help send kids to college or job training programs, be able to reach more people to raise awareness for homeless youth through national advocacy campaigns.

Ways to make it better...

I was able to assist programs more personally, and by having more staff in the field that could be more 'hands on' with the volunteers to help build even more programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & I am a current staffer and volunteer.