Having adults in my life that were crazy about me made a HUGE difference.
It's my goal to lock arms with stakeholders in the community to give hope to hurting children and families through the formation of positive, heathy relationships.
"Every child needs at least one adult who is irrationally crazy about him or her" ~Urie Bronfenbrenner
As I reflect upon the obstacles I was able to overcome as a teenage mom, I am amazed by the impact caring adults had in my life.
The statistics are stacked against teenage moms and I vividly remember not wanting to become one of those staggering statistics. I truly believe it's only by the grace of God and the community that surrounded me during my growing up years that I was added to the 2% of teen mothers who finished their college degree and was not added to the many sobering statistics of teen moms and their children. Reflecting upon all that I was blessed with during my childhood and realizing many children do not have consistent adults in their lives has give me a passion to find ways to help hurting children and families in my community.
"Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime." ~Chinese Proverb
Forming healthy, positive relationships takes time and resources.
One of the greatest goals of this fundraiser is to help raise up people who are willing to take time out of their busy schedules to pour into children and their families to help them learn to "fish" verses just giving them a "fish". Mentors will be provided with training to help them with the best ways to mentor. All mentors will go through an application process and a background check to insure we have the best mentors pouring into our future (children). The money gained from this fundraiser will, also, help provide resources for our mentor relationships such as curriculum materials and meals for families who are participating.
Will you please consider partering with me in this mission to come alongside hurting children and families?
"But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you..."