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Review for It's About the Kids Education Organization Inc, Baltimore, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen Bubbles The Clown present his financial literacy program at three community events -- at two Head Start centers and one school. He and his organization believe that children learn well when they are having fun. He had the whole group of children at each event fully engaged in learning about saving money, and learning about saving, spending, donating, and investing money by opening a savings account at a bank or credit union. Bubbles The Clown uses his skills as a professional clown to teach kids basic financial literacy information. I know that he and the Board of Directors believe passionately in using the art form of clowning to teach children, particularly in underserved communities.

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

I have personally experienced the results of this organization at three of Bubbles The Clown's community events. I personally saw how he engages the children and how well they relate to him. The children actively participated in the program as Bubbles' helpers and by being involved in discussions about saving money.

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

I genuinely believe that they are doing things well. The organization presents the program in a cost-effective way. Money that is donated to the organization is spent on the programs.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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

I would like them to be able to raise more money so they can expand the reach of their programs in financial literacy, reading literacy, childhood obesity, and environmental awareness.

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

My volunteer experience has had a very positive effect on me. I was touched by the kids (and adults) that I met. By working with this organization, I met people in communities that touched my life in a very positive way.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me feel great! I felt that I really helped to make a difference in the lives of children who live in Baltimore City neighborhoods that do not have the resources of more affluent communities.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I helped to set up the props and magic tricks at three events, and to help evaluate the performances. .