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Three Ways You Can Positively Influence Young People

“How involved are you in the lives of young people?” This question came up as part of a recent dinner conversation.  Those of us with grown children tended to say we were when our children were at home, but not so much since then.  We talked about children who were friends with our kids and if we influenced them in a positive way.  I was reminded of Callie, a beautifully spirited young girl whose home life was chaotic.  I remember sharing with her our house rules along with the news that when she was at our home, she became part of the group expected to follow the rules.  She seemed pleased

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  • Are you all about connecting people in our community to meaningful volunteer opportunities?  Do you believe that when our community joins together to tackle problems we are all stronger for it? 
    • If so... we are searching for a director of Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, a program of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.

 

Target Donates Christmas Trees

Big THANKS to Austin Grainger and the Arden Target store! Today he delivered 20, six-foot, pre-lit Christmas trees. We have coordinated with our nonprofit partners who will in turn distribute these trees to families they know are in need.

Thanks Target! And thanks to our partners who do such great work.

 

Your Investment's Impact: Education

Did you know that nationally 1,200,000, or 1 in 3, teens drop out of high school every year?

By the time Amanda called 2-1-1 of WNC, she was at her wits’ end. She had done all she could to encourage her 12-year-old son, Jackson, as he struggled with school and his new environment now that she was divorced from his dad. However, Jackson needed more help than Amanda could provide. He tried to overcome a reading disorder, dyslexia, and had become a B student at the beginning of middle school, but his gains were being erased by his bad behavior, and he now disliked school.

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