The past few weeks has permitted us to witness tremendous progress with our program!
First, our website has been revamped and is now open for business! To give all of you an idea of the types our problems our students are learning to address, please take a look at our new site at www.legacyforyouth.org and more specifically, our new online test at http://www.legacyforyouth.org/test.html. We're very excited about these new developments and will continue to improve them over time.
Secondly, we have changed our location and are now equipped to hold classes in our own facility! We have been able to acquire a Smartboard for our students which will allow us to present to them high quality presentations.
We've also begun a new program titled "Generation A" for middle school and high school aged children. This program is the first of its kind in East Texas. We will have more information on the progress of this program as we accept students for the Fall Semester.
Finally, we are continuing to add students to our adult and college programs. We are so very thankful for the trust we've been given to educate our students throught the East Texas Region.
This all has been made possible because of your help! Please continue to support us as we try to change East Texas one life at a time!
The L.I.F.E. program has taken off! With the newly formed footholds at the Prairie View A&M University, Stephen F. Austin University, and Lufkin I.S.D., the program has seen an influx of new students. Your assistance has made a profound impact on our ability to serve more students.
We're also proud to announce the launch of a new program called Generation A which will focus on the mentorship and empowerment of 6th - 12th graders. We're committed to influencing the next generation of leaders in our community as early as we can. In the future, we'd like to start even sooner than middle school. We've already received commitments from several volunteers, and we've documented our curriculum which will focus on financial literacy, personal accountability, professional etiquette, and goal setting. Our pilot program will consist of ten middle school students in the 6th and 7th grades and will expand to 20-30 in the fall. We're extremely excited to offer this program and it is yet another way we can make a positive impact on lives.
Once again, we would like to express our gratitude to all who have made a decision to support us in our efforts. Every dollar raised is one that will be used toward touching a life. We're looking to not only change a life, but also a family tree!
Since our successful fundraising campaign, we have put our hands to the plow and have gotten busy! We have revamped our website and we have expanded how we are capable of educating our students. We are in the trial phase of our vitrual coaching program which would allow us to provide a quality financial education virtually through YouTube and Google Hangouts! We already have two (2) students in that program and one who is near graduation!
Secondly, we have been asked to speak at the Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, TX. The event was a success. With over twenty (20) bright young minds in attendence, we were able to plant seeds which will change how these students think about budgeting, saving, and giving. The end of class was filled with questions as to how they could positively impact future generations with today's decisions! We were invited back for another session in February and graciously accepted. They're very eager to become givers, and we look forward to watching these young men and women progress and become the future stewards of this world.
Finally, we were able to begin a new class in Lufkin, TX which consists of 6 students. We provided 100% of the books and other supplies needed to educate them. We already have a list of referrals for the next class in 2017! Our Phase 2 class is also growing. We now have over ten (10) students who are learning how to invest and are looking for ways to give back to our community! We also recorded a Public Service Announcement (PSA) with a local radio station and will launch a marketing campaign in 2017 to get the word out about our phenomenal program. Our partnership with IMPACT Lufkin is getting stronger as we continue to work together to breathe L.I.F.E. back into East Texas!
None of this would be possibel without your support. We thank you for your assistance in the past and ask for your continued support as we look to have the best year in the history of our program!
We are approaching the finish line of our very first fundraising campaign since the inception of this project. While raising $5,000 from 40 different donors may seem like a small goal, but it will have a huge impact on the L.I.F.E. program and will enable us to educate new students and change family trees! Our partnership with Global Giving will continue to grow, and they've been outstanding so far. Please take the time to look at their site and see all of the good work they're helping to support around the world!
We are humbled by your willingness to partner with us to accomplish these goals and please know that you have made a difference. We will continue to keep you informed by providing updates, progress reports on our investing, and sharing with you the difference we're making in our community.
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