We’re in the “Show Me” state today! In case you didn’t know that’s Missouri. I want write much in honor of the state slogan….I’ll let the video do the talking 🙂 Watch and see why Kids Across America is making a significant difference in the lives of the next generation.
Archive | November, 2010
The tour moves on to the state of Mississippi. Southern Christian Services For Children And Youth in Jackson received the dollar today 🙂
P.A.L.S. (Preparing Adolescents for Living Successfully) assists homeless adolescent males and females, including teen parents and their children with a comprehensive array of services delivered through community outreach, residential care, and after care. P.A.L.S. staff reach out to young people who are literally living on the streets and work to stabilize them.
Homeless youth ages 16-21 may be served in the Jackson based P.A.L.S. residential program which offers counseling, education, life skills training, health care, opportunities for spiritual growth, recreation and community involvement. Youth can live in the group home for up to two years while working on their goals. After care services are provided.
The goal of the P.A.L.S. program is to prepare young people to transition successfully to independent living.
The focus is on another mentoring organization today in Minnesota. You have to visit and see the amazing work taking place by The Bridge for Youth.
According to their site:
THE BRIDGE FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS
The Bridge for Youth serves over a thousand youth and their families each year, offering a full continuum of services from hotline and emergency services to longer term housing, with life skills and career development. Our services are available free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
PREVENTION AND FAMILY REUNIFICATION
The most effective way to prevent youth homelessness is to reunify youth and their families and help them develop the skills to work through conflicts before they reach the breaking point. The Bridge for Youth staff offers individual and family counseling to help support families. Continue Reading →
I’m taking the GOOD Everyday project to a higher level before the end of the year. How? I’m glad you asked.
My goal is to increase the community around the project. One of the ways is to have more people involved in the process. One of those ways is by giving. Since October 1 when this journey began I’ve been the sole torch bearer. Well, I want to give you the community an opportunity to join in the fun. 🙂 Continue Reading →
We’re in the Motor City today! In case you didn’t know that’s Detroit. I did a Bing search for youth serving organizations in Michigan. Many groups came up in the search, however, some stipulated that I give a minimum of $10. While I can understand the rationale behind controlled giving. I don’t think it’s the best way to manage donor relations.
There must be better ways to facilitate the process of giving. Continue Reading →