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Hobart L.

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Review for Youth Tennis Advantage, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a volunteer at BearTrax for three years now, and I've personally witnessed monumental cognitive and behavioral changes in our youth population. From relatively ill-behaved, attention-deficient, and hyperactive kids, they have grown into mature, critically-thinking adolescents. Not only do we advance their academic knowledge, but the methods with which we teach them the material encourages efficient and self-sufficient thinking when faced with novel concepts.

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

The increased GPA of our youth population in such a short timespan is indicative of the potential of the program. Many of the kids also report helping their classmates with their work, applying our strategies to their classroom environments. This cascade effect has already improved the atmosphere of several local schools significantly.

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

If this program were extended to more school districts or neighborhoods, the impact would be far-reaching and it could potentially lift much of Oakland/Berkeley out of stereotypically poor academic performance.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I've tutored kids both academically and athletically here.