Friends of LIFE,
We are proud to announce that within the next two months, we will officially open the doors of our facility. We will hereafter refer to it as the LIFE House. After a busy six months and by the grace of God, we are at the brink of one of the most significant events in LIFE's short history: operating within our home office.
This building will be used to teach and train adult students on income benefits (e.g. SNAP, WIC, TANF, etc.), job training, and individualized financial coaching. Our goal will be to have each participant within our program leave earning a wage of at least $12.50/hr. In future reports, we will share more information about this program as well as our on-the-job training opportunities for our participants. We will also describe a few of the partnerships we've established along the way to create sustainability within our programs and efforts.
We're also excited to announce that our Generation A program has been a success! The majority of our 6th graders now have an idea of what it takes to be an entrepreneur, the impact of inflation on buying power, goal setting, and the true cost of college. Next year, our role within the Lufkin Independent School District will be expanded from working with just one graduating class and twenty-three students to working with 3 graduating classes and over 160 students! Stay tuned for more fantastic news about this blossoming program!
Once again, we would like to thank you all for entrusting us with your hard earned money. Without your support, we would not be able to do what we do. Our impact is being felt and lives will be changed. Our Generation A students will never think about money in the same way and the seeds of entrepreneurship have been planted. Because of you, we are now in a position to work with 6.5 times more students than last year. This is our impact ... this is your impact!