NOTICE: This website is no longer updated, as the Decade of Difference initiative has reached its sunset date. Relevant information has been transferred to the main HCOE site.

Milestones & Moments | Testimonials

"You have been very supportive to me on my journey to college graduation. My appreciation for this support is never-ending and as I transfer into a new school and new quarter I am more excited than ever to be going to school."

Graduate, Del Norte HS


"Being a first generation university student in my family I felt like didn’t know who to turn to for help but you helped ease this stress. You have helped me not worry about one more thing. Thank you for all the help and support ."

Graduate, Ferndale HS


"I want to express my sincere gratitude for all the support you all give to the community! Thank you for making the Decade of Difference possible and for the creation of the North Coast Access Scholarship. Your support makes a difference in my education and I hope that one day I’ll be able to give back to the community just like you all."

NCCAS Scholarship Recipient


"The Decade of Difference is one of the better things that I’ve worked with in this community and if it’s good for the community, it’s good for business."

John Dalby, Founding CEO, Redwood Capital Bank


"Volunteering with the Decade of Difference is one of the most wonderful things I’ve ever done. If somebody wants something that’s worthwhile and makes you feel good and gives you the warm fuzzy feeling, this is definitely it."

Cindy Hicks, Member Service Manager, Coast Central Credit Union


"I have seen first-hand the impact that we as business owners can have on our youth...we can make a difference today."

Dennis Rael, Owner, Los Bagels


"The Decade of Difference teaches kids about entrepreneurship and furthering their education. These are life skills, not just education skills and they will be able to take these life skills into adulthood and provide for a better community for everyone."

Rex Bohn, Humboldt County Board of Supervisors


"Our Mathematics Early Literacy Partner is an outstanding volunteer, possessing tremendous empathy, insight, intelligence, and enthusiasm for her role and I can testify to very significant changes and growth in the students she works with."

Steve Catton, Teacher Lafayette School


"Helping young children learn to read is a powerful way to help make a difference in our community. It is also wonderful to be able to be around young children again and learn about their perceptions of the world, and how we can help them."

Rollin Richmond, ELP Volunteer, Past President, HSU

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