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12 Who Care 2007: Randi Olsen

4:01 PM, Jun 11, 2007   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, FL -- When a young man charts a course for success at the Safe Harbor Boys Home, he can be reasonably certain it's well within reach. "It gives the boys an opportunity to learn a lot of things," says Capt. Randi Olsen. At the helm steering these boys to be all they can be is Captain Randi Olsen. Olsen is a retired executive who is now working full time as a volunteer at Safe Harbor. "They just need attention and help, learning and understanding. That is what we try to give to them. It is a pleasure to do that," said Olsen. Safe Harbor is a place for troubled boys ages fifteen to eighteen who have temporarily lost their way in life. The founder of the program calls Capt. Olsen the perfect role model. "These boys need something to look up to. They look up to Randi, they see him as a man of character and integrity. Now, they want to be men of character and integrity," said Doug Smith, Director of Safe Harbor. The young men who live at Safe Harbor must walk a fine line or risk being kicked out of the program. 16-year old Kyle Rupert is glad to have this opportunity. "If I were at home I wouldn't even have a life. I would still be hanging out with the wrong people," said Rupert. And, that is why Randi Olsen is one of our 12 Who Care.

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