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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Rhoda G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hey everyone. I cannot say more than enough about this organization. I have been a volunteer and mentor with them since it first launched in 2009. The persistence and dedication of the founders is incomparable. They go beyond the call of duty to make sure the kids in the community know and pursue their purpose. They teach the kids about identity, achieving their potential, relentlessly pursuing their dreams and making a difference in the world, starting with their families and community. They challenge the kids to go beyond their comfort zone to achieve their dreams. They expose the kids to national and international leaders who are making a difference in their communities. Every mentoring session, they feed the kids and provide them with transportation as needed eliminating any excuse keeping the kids from participating in the leadership sessions. They also help the kids with admission into technical college or universities post high-school graduation. Overall, I can say they are dedicated to doing whatever is necessary to make sure these kids grow up to be history makers and world changers, not letting their current circumstances limit their growth. If you are looking for an accountable and effective organization to support and be a part of, you don't have to look any further. As a volunteer and mentor here,, you will also be challenged and grow tremendously in your leadership ability. I recommend them 100%.

Teresa15

Board Member

Rating: 5

Family Resorces forEducation and Empowerment has lived up to its name and it's mission to empower,educate and mentor one family, one youth at a time. In the last three years I have had the pleasure to work with board members, staff and volunteers to build the structure of this organization and the programs they offer the community. The MENTORSHIP and LEADERSHIP program The School of Greatness which is offered after school for High School and Middle School students has been life changing for the students and the volunteers. The School of Greatness provides group MENTORSHIP on 4guiding topics: I know who I am, I know the potential I possess, I know where I am going, and I know how to get there. through Education,Inspiration and Dedication. The program provides a support system 5months out of the school year for students and stays with the students to insure graduation, and continued education in College,Military or Technical Careers. Summer mentoring programs are also offered in Literacy,Gardening and The Arts. Family Resources provides enrichment workshops for building strong marriages and families. The long term strategic plans for this nonprofit is creative and filled with promise. I am honored to be apart of seeing real advancement in the lives of at-risk youth and families.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello I'am a volunteer for the School Of Greatness which falls under Family Resources. I have been a volunteer since the beginning and I have seen young Middle & High School kids lives changes. We are turning high risk kids into high achievers. We have powerful session every Thursday at 5:30pm at Woodlawn high school & Friday at 2pm at Linwood Charter School. We bring in business owners, entrepreneurs, Dr. Lawyers, chiefs, and the mayor to come and speak life to them. We teach them how to find a job, proper educates, character identification, and many more. We open up the session with Live music from our S.O.G Band & we feed them after each session. We impart our four guiding topics I Know Who I’am: I’m a leader who loves God I Am intelligent and I have self-respect. I know the Potential Possess: I possess the potential to change my circumstances and the world. I Know where I’m Going: I’m going to places of Success, Promotion and Prominence. I know how to get There: By education, inspiration & dedication
We shout that out every week and every time I hear them say it. It reminds me that we are changing the lives of these kids. They are not victims of their environment & they have a bright future. They always walk out of School Of Greatness with their heads held high. Many of them are living in the worst conditions but they stay after school to come and be encouraged they are dedicated to us. We have seen so many of them change in a positive way. I can go on & on about this awesome program iam so blessed to be a part of it. We have t-shirt, hats, backpacks, prizes, whew. Let’s just say we really have a great time when we meet! School Of Greatness also has a summer reading program! During the summer we did reading session “Turning on the Reader”, A Stage Play “He Who Knows” (the kids casted in) , & We Planted A Garden!! We do as much as we can to make sure they are inspired. The more I type the more I think of more things that we do!! Let’s just say School Of Greatness deserves to be honored for its hard work & dedication to our young middle school & high school kids. If you have time Please go watch out play “He Who Knows” at newcreationfamilychurch.com its under the on-demand section & you can find it there. Our website is schoolofgreatness.org That way you can see for yourselves how awesome we are! Be blessed and thank you.