I started Volunteering with ATMN over a year ago. I have to say that it has been one of the best and most rewarding experience I've ever had. Seeing the girls blossom into young women has been truly a blessing. This program is life changing for the girls and all it takes is Love, Support and Guidance from our mentors.
For the last three months I've had the privilege to volunteer at All Things Made New and mentor teenage girls. This is an organization with positive reinforcements, where these young ladies can come hang out in a fun and safe environment. Where they can be inspired to fulfill their dreams, challenged to set and accomplish goals, educated for success, and encouraged to look at life from a different perspective, so they can overcome obstacles they might face. All Things are possible in life ~ sometimes you just need someone to believe in you, until you can believe in yourself.
Monique De La Cruz
ATMN is literally saving lives by providing mentoring, guidance and emotional support to teenage girls in Irving, Tx!!!
Please join us in our efforts to help our girls understand what life is all about...
Ive been with this mentoring program for a couple of years and its positively impacted my life. The staff is amazing and the founder is the kindest. All things made new and their staff are truly making a difference in young girls lives.
All things made new has help me with so many problems in my life. The mentors have a great positive attitude and very encouraging. All things made new building feels like home ,it's comfortable,relaxing,and strong good vibes.
All Things Made New exemplifies what servitude means from the top down. Michelle Flores started with a vision and in engaging others who have hearts to help pour into these middle school and high school girls, ATMN is impacting lives and families and generations to come. It goes to show that one person can make a difference and with heart behind the vision and determination, the director and volunteers are demonstrating by example to these young women and the people in their circle of influence that they can do anything they choose to put their hearts, minds and bodies into.
ALL THINGS MADE NEW in Irving, Texas is an amazing non-profit that gives young ladies of varied racial, socio-economic, and family backgrounds hope and guidance through training and mentoring. Almost all of them are going through some tough situations, whether it is just dealing with the stresses of school or something much more serious, like getting out of a gang, dealing with rape, domestic violence, teen pregnancy, feelings of depression or more. The mentors at All Things Made New make a HUGE impact on young people in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. I have been to their office and meeting facility and have met some of the young people they counsel and heard and seen how these young ladies' lives have literally been saved by the mentoring of Michelle Flores, the non-profit's director, and her team of volunteers. Some were suicidal while others were failing in school and feeling that they had no future. ALL THINGS MADE NEW (ATMN) helped them see that they could have a future and helped them find a path to accomplish the things that were practically beyond what they dreamed possible. I have heard from some of the girls who have graduated from high school and gone on to college who said they would have dropped out of school in 9th grade and probably hit the streets had it not been for ATMN.
While there are a lot of non-profits helping people get out of gangs, prostitution, drug abuse, and crime, All Things Made New is preventing young people from getting into these as well as helping some who are involved in one of these self-destructive activities get out while they are still young. ATMN is helping them value themselves, their education, family, friendships, faith, and develop balance in their lives as well as make plans for their future, which they can begin working on now. The ladies y not only work on helping themselves but do community service, like visiting nursing homes, cleaning up the neighborhoods, and making art projects. Multiple races work together-- white, black, Hispanic, Asian-- in an area that is often racially divided; the girls at ATMN have learned to respect one another and even become friends, across racial and socio-economic boundaries. They have pushed the boundaries that others put on them and find they are able to soar!
All Things Made New's small group training, one-on-one mentoring, community service projects, and fun times together is a program that is working! The Irving School District recognizes the benefits and has invited Michelle's organization to participate in counseling their pregnant teens. There are many other opportunities but limited resources.
I highly recommend consideration for donations to All Things Made New, as it is a program making a big splash in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and could be expanded across the metroplex, Texas, and the United States, if given the resources. Michelle is very organized and has a passion to help young women thrive and make good decisions in their lives to become all they can be, as do her carefully-selected team of volunteers.
All of our futures depend upon the quality of the next generation. Help All Things Made New help them!
Such an awesome opportunity to build real relationships with middle school and high school girls in Irving while supporting and guiding them. I'm blessed to help this amazing nonprofit. It's encouraged me as much as it has the girls in the program.