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Review for YTH, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

How can I say this with out spending to much time with the key board. "ISIS was and is AWESOME to be a part of!" The experience of working with Deb and the ISIS crew has brought me closer to the community I am living in. Being a Gay man I am aware of the circumstances with which we enter and expose ourselves to but, ISIS allowed me to see a different side of the equation when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases. From helping with an HIV study, to being involved with teen communication on the subject of sex and risk, ISIS is reaches out in areas that are greatly needed and largely ignored because of fear or ignorance. Keep it up Deb you, ISIS and your staff are making amazing strides in the "act" of communication regarding sexual behavior between people, not just teens or gay men.

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

Open communication, Working with more then HIV. Expanding my knowledge of Needle Exchange, STDs and open information.

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

Expand it's reach other states, by franchising ISIS to each city.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being a part of something that was doing a real service to the community as a whole. Allowing young people to make informed honest decisions about their lives.

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

Hard working, dedicated and passionate about what they were accomplishing.

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

Expand and Create campaigns that could reach millions of teens through honest communication about STDs

Ways to make it better...

I had more involvement.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Money and time. With out the cash flow projects are limited to smaller groups. Time, along with staff, keeps the reach from expanding. More money + more staff = more time to spread the information needed to communities and schools across the state.

One thing I'd also say is that...

We can create a better, safer and honest place for young people to live and ask questions with out fear. Keep making one step forward.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Former staff & Creative Director.