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Review for Neon18 Com Inc, Melbourne, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Neon18 was developed in 2006 after Brevard county had their annual operation NOW ( Not on your Watch) campaigne to educate young drivers on the consequences of bad driving choices. Neon18.com is a great addition to other non-profits that are educating kids on bad choices. The domino effect of one bad choice can change a life forever. Neon18.com is a back-up source of information and a resource for other non-profits who wish to tell their story of premature teenage death due to illegal street racing and other bad driving choices. There is always a choice to be made and Neon18.com is a reminder to make choices that count.

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

We innitiated a writing contest for college scholarships and we were able to offer 3 deserving college-bound students (with a one-thousand dollar scholarship) for making the decision to continue their education and to make good choices as they left High School. The question that was offered was this: "What can you do to ensure your safety and well-being as you enter into your college career."

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

Neon18.com could be expanded into the Public School Network for Spring break education and also safe teen driving. It could also be expanded into the Middle School Health Curriculum. Neon18.com also supports children's rights advocates such as the clothes line project and B.R.A.V.E. (Bullies really Are Violating Everyone) and it would be great to collaborate with others more often.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

There were 10 teenage deaths in Brevard county in 2005. In 2006 Neon18 worked togeather with SADD and Fellowship of Christian Athletes to put togreather a writing contest to innitiate safe holiday-vacationing practices over Spring Brake.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

We purchased the bracelets and Volenteer groups SADD and FCA sold them to the the students. The campaigne including a writing contest which offered scholarships to 3 deserving students. It was a very succesful and meaningful campaigne,

What would you tell others about this organization?

This organization has great ideas that include other non-profits to reach out into neighboring schools and communities. No excuses is all about getting teenagers ready for the real world on the streets of ther race-coast in Florida. Neon 18 hekped to get the Louis ortega street racing Bill passed in 2010. Although it took 3 times through the legislature, Florida now has an illegal street racing bill that raises fines and penalties for street racingh. The street racing bill was named after a 12 year old boy who was run over on New years Day by a racer in Orlando.. We are losing children in record numbers on holiday's in the auto- racing capital of the USA . If you get caught street racing the law will prosecute offenders. Neon 18.com is unioted with other non-profits in the racing capital of the USA...Orlando-Daytona to up-hold the law and to remind citizen's to slow down and put on the brakes.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Donor & Innintiated a writing contest for Neon18.com in 2006 and 2007.