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RonStebenne

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Review for JSAW, Edina, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a 17 year veteran youth minister with an action sports background. I understand how ministry and action sports can be mixed with great results. JSAW really gets it. Jonny Nelson has an outstanding background in non-profit management, community engagement, and youth ministry. This makes for a wonderful mix of expertise to change lives. In particular, the skateboard culture had been seen as having poor role models for youth. Jonny and JSAW have created a cultural shift in the action sports industry by providing positive role models that are helping youth make better decisions, overcome life challenges, and have hope for a future through faith. I give JSAW and Jonny three thumbs up for their great non-profit.

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

suggest they keep moving forward and grow the organization because it's filling a real need.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for JSAW, Edina, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I gave JSAW 5 stars but they deserve 10 stars. The heart and soul of this organization is based on love and caring for others, particularly those young folks oftentimes shunned by others. JSAW brings a positive light and a message of hope to a generation of action sports youth at a time when they need to feel they belong and can trust in great mentors to guide them through life's challenges.

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

The only thing I would change about this organization is their lack of needed funding to expand. Funding for this type program is tough to find on a long term bases. It would be nice to find a benefactor that would support JSAW on an ongoing basis.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Board Member