Unit­ing, ed­u­cat­ing lead­ers

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nered with the Chil­dren’s Ser­vices Coun­cil and vol­un­teered over 240 hours re­fur­bish­ing old news­pa­per boxes into Lit­tle Free Li­braries. In 2015, we part­nered with El Sol, a non­profi t or­ga­niz at i on t hat pro­vides ser­vices to day la­bor­ers and their fam­i­lies to en­sure qualit y of life and com­mu­nity in­te­gra­tion. Dur­ing the sum­mer, fam­i­lies lack child care re­sources which in­hibits their abil­ity to work.

Our Lead­er­ship group created a six-week cur­ricu­lum with a weekly ed­u­ca­tional theme us­ing their on-site gar­den as a foun­da­tion for learn­ing. The free camp is also fo­cused on con­tin­ued ed­u­ca­tion, teach­ing good eat­ing habits, cul­tural di­ver­sity and learn­ing to be good stew­ards of the ear th. Ever y year, three to five non­prof­its ben­e­fit from our Lead­er­ship En­gage pro­gram, and we are very proud of that. What is your agency’s fo­cus for the fu­ture?

Our fo­cus is to con­tinue t o a t t ra c t dive r s e, c om­mu­nity-minded groups of youth and adults to par­tic­i­pate in our four core pro­grams. The more peo- ple we can get in­volved, the more the com­mu­nity benefi t s . S ome­thing we are very ex­cited about is a sum­mit we are hold­ing o n Fr i day c a l l e d Bre a kthroughs. It is a free event bring­ing to­gether 300 lead­ers from the private, public and non­profit sec­tors to un­der­stand some of the com­mu­nity’s tough­est chal­lenges and de­velop real so­lu­tions to solve them. We will be fo­cus­ing on in­tern­ships for stu­dents, jobs for ex-of­fend­ers, and men­tal health in the work­place with 100-day goals for each with re­sults that will se­ri­ously im­pact our com­mu­nity for the bet­ter. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit break­through­spbc.com. How can the com­mu­nity help?

It’s as sim­ple as be­ing a c t i v e i n y o u r c o mmun i t y. He l p o u t a n e i g h - bor, vol­un­teer as a men­tor, en­gage in an or­ga­ni­za­tion you care about. If you aren’t sure where to start, you can check out our pro­grams and learn how your streng ths and con­nec­tions can be used to ben­e­fit your com­mu­nity.

CON­TRIB­UTED

A group of par­tic­i­pants from the Class of 2016 Lead­er­ship En­gage pro­gram part­nered with the Chil­dren’s Ser­vices Coun­cil and vol­un­teered over 240 hours to re­fur­bish­ing old news­pa­per boxes into Lit­tle Free Li­braries.

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