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Here are some nice things others have said about Project UPLIFT
 
Sept. 25, 2011

"Being a mentee means to learn from our mentors and to reflect what they have taught to us to our peers, family members, and community…"

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Sept. 13, 2011

"Having a mentor is actually very important. They teach you to do the right thing…"

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March 31, 2010

"I used to do the stupidest things," Joey said. "I brought it into class in my backpack. He
used his room phone to call his number, and it rang in my backpack.”

"… asked him in court, 'What was the turning point?'  He said, ‘Project Uplift,' "

"You can have a second chance if you really want it."

- Joey Cox talking the changes he has made since joining Project Uplift (See Modesto Bee article titled, Jardine: Ex-troublemaker becomes role model).

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Jun. 26, 2009

"The first thing I learned was following directions…"

- Andrew Silva, age 16, about his experience learning about farming and creating an organic vegetable garden through Project Uplift’s SEEDS for Success program (See Modesto Bee article “Young Farmers Help Community").

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Aug. 14, 2008

"It taught me the qualities I need to become a man and a leader."

- Chris Green, a junior at Ceres High School after attending the National Youth Leadership Conference in Birmingham, AL through Project Uplift (see Modesto Bee article, “Modestans attend leadership event”).

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Jun. 01, 2008

"I learned here about knowing who I hang out with and knowing to stay away from a game like drugs."

- Andrew Grant, age 13, at the 2nd annual Youth Leadership Conference sponsored by Project Uplift(see Modesto Bee article, Go for the glory, not for the gang").

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Jun. 01, 2008

"There's a lot of people with bad influences out there," said Andrew Silva, 15, of Modesto. "I always want to be a well-rounded individual, but I don't want to have my nose in the air, look down or judge people."

- Andrew Silva, age 15, At the 2nd annual Youth Leadership Conference sponsored by Project Uplift (see Modesto Bee article, Go for the glory, not for the gang").

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Sept. 20, 2007

"I figured I should return the favor to project UPLIFT for helping me. It's pretty cool working there. I can help a lot of kids that are going through the same thing I was. The kids can relate to me, too."

- Marcus Gullatt’s response when asked to become a peer mentor after joining Project Uplift and moving his GPA from 1.67 to 3.63 (see Modesto Bee article titled, Teen Hall of Fame: Marcus Gullatt").