You are such a gift to us, so we want to offer you a return gift and a promise this holiday season. We promise to continue this mission that was started nearly eight years ago to turn lives around for young people. We want to help our youth understand their value and their worth, to succeed at whatever they set their mind to, and to reach their full potential.
To date, we have seen 40,000 students since we began in 2012. The only way we have been able to accomplished this huge feat has been due to our caring, dedicated volunteers who give of their time to ensure that these students feel special and loved. One middle school student a few weeks ago was obviously struggling during our presentation. When the students were sharing who their "trusted adult" in their lives were, she confessed to the class that she had no one.
Wow! This is heart-breaking, but probably more common than we even realize. It is our desire that if we encounter these students that they will see that someone really does care about them and wants the very best for them and their future.
We appreciate you, our friends who make all of this happen, who follow our progress, who invest in the students either through time or monetary support. You truly are a gift!
Thank you so much and have a blessed New Year,
Director, Pure Initiative