The holiday season is upon us and we are feverishly preparing for the new year. We first want to welcome our new THRIVE Program Director, Alison Jenkins. She is new to Wichita but has been involved in helping children and families in her home State of Alabama. She graduated from the University of Alabama, is married with 2 children and has served in a variety of positions including Director of Children's Ministries, Director of Parent's Day Out and started the Birmingham S.T.A.I.R [Start the Adventure in Reading] Program for Avondale. She has a heart for family development, growth and stability and we are excited to have her join our Leadership Team. We'll learn more about Alison when we see her January 2nd at our first THRIVE Community Gathering. Join us.
We are also excited to welcome an old friend to a new adventure here at THRIVE. Susan Meyer has been an ally with us and will now begin facilitating our Getting Ahead Program which prepares families to help their families find ways to build relationship, learn life-long skills and strategies for success. The class prepares them to become a TEAM LEADER in the THRIVE Community where they will find caring support from a team of Allies [people committed to walk alongside our families} over an 18th month program out of poverty. Susan is a wonderful Ally and will help our families find success in their Getting Ahead Track.