November 13, 2011
I've personally witnessed children experiencing activities, engaging in skills and delighting in achievements solely because the Discovering Options programs provided the safe place, good supervision and support which enabled them to do so. Activities such as martial arts, doing yoga, circus performing, conflict negotiating, crafts creating; and skills such as cooking. When a child discovers what they can do and finds the options which exist, that child is forever changed because their world opens up that much further
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The transforming affect of the children. They open up; find their right to be confident, constructive, valued, appreciated and appreciative.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would eliminate the need for it to continually fund raise. I would if I could see it fully funded so that attention could be given 100% to the task of rescuing the highly at risk inner city children. I would want there to be a Discovering Options at work in every city in the USA.
Board Member & I assisted with their cooking class; participated in their picnics and engaged and played with the children; talked with, laughed and shared meals with them. .