Letters of Support for the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program
"I can personally vouch for the staff of Avalon Organic Gardens. They are responsible, follow
through on their projects, and have an innovative outreach and education program. I have been
impressed with their willingness to work with young people in mentorships which give the
students real life opportunities to assist in running a working farm and ranch. They would benefit
from and put to good use any assistance you could provide them."
~ Diane E. Austin, Research Professor
"I really appreciate the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program for
youth they have designed to help those who have strayed. As a former
foster parent, it has been unfortunate to witness how unsuccessful
"conventional foster programs" have been here in Arizona to help youth."
~ Belle Starr, Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Deputy Director
"The opportunity to stimulate youth to think in terms of sustainability and intercultural interaction, personal growth and the development of a true community are specific outcomes not found in many other projects."
~ Baltazar Garcia, Director of Mexicayotl
"I believe that Avalon Organic Gardens has demonstrated its success in mentoring At-Risk Youth. I trust that Avalon Organic Gardens will put any funds invested to very good use to benefit the lives of young people."
~ Susan Kunz, Chief of Health and Wellness of Mariposa Community Health Center
"In my frequent visits I have observed many young people involved in the daily activities associated with running the farm and ranch. As I have had a chance to personally get to know a number of their staff persons, I can attest they are dedicated in both their pursuits of implementing conservation sponsored agricultural programs as well as in mentoring young persons. I believe anyone considering supporting this organization's efforts can rest assured their funds and resources would be well utilized."
~ Chris Haynes, Soil Conservationist