At the end of each school year, RISE and a few of the Goal Card students gather to thank the volunteers, who provide coaching sessions for the youth each school reporting period. This year, the event was held on June7th and hosted by a RISE Board member whose home happened to be on the golf course where the FedEx St. Jude Golf Classic was being held. Goal Card staff grilled up hamburgers and hot dogs while the youth talked and thanked the volunteers individually for all of their help, while viewing the golfers as they finished their game.
Several of the youth present were preparing for college and of course the volunteers continued in their coaching mode by sharing with them some of the pitfalls that they will face in their first year of college. A few students who graduated last year returned and validated the advice being given. The food was good and the setting was a new experience not only for the students but for some of the volunteers as well.
Goal Card continues to impact the 38126 area in Memphis. Thank you for your support in helping us to fulfill our mission of empowering people to become self-sufficient by building and sustaining human and financial assets.
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