At Character Playbook last week, Valley kids were able to discuss healthy relationships and life skills with mentors, talk about what they truly mean, then put them into action through drills and games.
As the temperature rises, staying safe outside will become more and more difficult. You or someone you know may be looking for ways to keep out of the heat or find some relief if going home is not an option. Here are a few resources available around the Phoenix Metro area.
If you’ve never been to a Project Connect event to volunteer, you may experience FOMO from seeing all the posts from volunteers that spend the day breaking the cycle of poverty in Maricopa County. We have the cure.
Jim Sharpe of KTAR: "However you perceive the best way out of poverty, explaining to a kid why they live in that poverty is a waste of time - and maybe a little cruel. Because it’s NEVER a kid’s fault that they’re hungry."
Many young people have multiple barriers to their success, and it can be hard to see a way around them. Jobs for Arizona Graduates (JAG) is a program to help identify their strengths, form a career plan, and find a way to contribute back to their community.