by Emily White Hodge, Volunteer & Donor Relations Director
Over the course of the last year, we’ve been in the process of re-visioning. It’s been a time where our staff has gathered around a table to discuss our vision & mission, with the hopes of really figuring out where we’re headed & what we dream about for the young people we serve.
We’ve spent countless hours talking about who we are & what we’re about. We’ve spoken passionately, thrown ideas out on the table & dare I say, we’ve even argued a bit. One of the things we really wrestled through is how to word our mission statement. As we wrestled through the process together, one of the things that was a guiding principle for me was, “Is it good enough for my kid?”
Would I want my daughter to hear the vision and think of herself in that way? Would it be BIG enough to grasp God’s best for her life? Would she feel empowered to do great things? At the end of the day, I think we did her justice. We’re not just giving handouts. We’re not just tutoring for tutoring’s sake. We don’t just go camping with kids to get them out of the city. We are . . .
Unleashing the God-given potential of youth
As a person of faith, a dreamer, a socially minded worker, and a Mom, I am very pleased that we’re in the business of unleashing the God-given potential of young people. My hope is that our dreams will be big enough for all that God has planned for my daughter!