What Our Clients Say About Us

Volunteer Screening Training – SAFE

Great materials and resources! We’ll implement additional volunteer screening processes and interviews as a result of this training.
— Staff, Harney County School District

Thank you for the information and resources. We’ll implement improved policies and processes as a result.
— Staff, County Health Department Director

I’ll discuss adding volunteer screening tools and processes at both the statewide and district levels.
— Staff, Oregon DHS

I’ve never had that quality in a training experience ever.
— Staff, Oregon Youth Authority

Youth Development Trainings (Youth Work Method Series)

The training was very active and interesting.

It kept me engaged and required creativity.

This training provided opportunities for advice from colleagues. The subject matter was very relevant to my job.

Fast paced and fun. Awesome!

Best Practice Trainings and Webinars

The best part for me was that we were presented with different forms to use as templates and having it laid out and discussed was extremely beneficial.
— Staff, PAL

Great information, helped us find out what we excel in and what we can continue to improve on. I loved learning about why we do what we do.

I must say I was shocked at how willing people were to give you information that they had never shared with anyone! That’s how comfortable you made them feel.

I can’t tell you how helpful and supportive it is to have Institute for Youth Success as my 'go-to' resource. I never feel alone in my quest for best practices for my kids.

Your training will help my program be that much more successful.

Quality Coaching Program

We have not only received valuable guidance on mentoring best practices, but have had the opportunity to deeply reflect on our entire organizational structure — and make it better! Most importantly, the confidence I have in the power of our program to have positive impacts for kids has increased tenfold through our participation in this process.
— Executive Director, Portland-area nonprofit

Through this process, I have improved upon our training materials, learned how to effectively close a match, have learned about better screening volunteers through the SAFE training and literature, and have learned about how to better evaluate long-term goals of my program.