As I look at the successes we have had over this past year, I am reminded of a quote from one of our recent participants.
“Thanks to Positive Spin, I am able to breathe again. Thanks for helping me to see the positive.”
Customer satisfaction and keeping kids safe are the hallmark by which we measure our performance, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards. Over this past year, we have made a positive difference in the lives of over 400 participants.
Through generous funding from Allegany Franciscan Ministries, we were able to increase our services to include healthy eating workshops. Participants are taught the importance of healthy eating, participant in a cooking demonstration, receive tips for healthy cooking on a budget, and visit a local farmers market.
We also begin offering financial literacy classes to participants. With most families facing a decrease in income ad savings, we were driven to place a stronger emphasis on financial literacy. Participants are given the tools to make informed decisions to begin to take control over their financial futures. This positive behavior change will have long term consequences and impact their economic stability and quality of life.
We were also fortunate to receive a Community Hero Award from the Lightning Foundation. Proceeds from this award have allowed us to serve additional families throughout Hillsborough County. Program services are designed to improve supports and services for families with the long-term goal to build and prepare the next generation by addressing the experiences of children. Boys and girls should be raised to believe they can accomplish whatever dreams they set out to achieve through dedication and hard work.
Thanks to all of you for your support as we continue to carry out our mission to engage, elevate and strengthen families by providing support and growth opportunities that lead to sustained positive outcomes.