Mission: Sow A Seed Community Foundation provides youth, their families, and the community with education, tools and resources to overcome social and economic challenges, and lead positive, self-sufficient lives. Our services include: mentoring, prevention and intervention assistance, educational programs, leadership training, and community support.
How We Do it: Sow A Seed Community Foundation’s Bright Future Youth Development Program incorporates several youth development and mentoring programs that actively promote healthy lifestyle choices as well as emotional, social, and or physical development. Once enrolled in any of our programs, youth have continual support opportunities through our mentoring activities, which offer adult guidance and structured activities. Additionally, their families are provided with case management services to connect them with necessary resources. Programs under the Bright Futures umbrella serve as both prevention and intervention methods for youth between the ages of 11-18. Students are referred from a variety of community sources including the local school districts, parents, church networks, youth organizations, and self-referrals; however, enrollment is based upon funding availability and priority is typically given to youth who are deemed at-risk for dropping out and/or being expelled due to issues with truancy, alleged drug or alcohol use, anger and impulse control, or other behavioral concerns.
Our Programs: Sow A Seed Community Foundation is pleased to offer several options for middle and high school students. Most programs are appropriate for youth who show signs of poor school achievement, truancy, improper behavior, aggression, depression, substance abuse, and or poor overall emotional health. All of our programs connect students with experienced facilitators and mentors who teach the skills to build resiliency with respect to risk factors.
Program Goals and Methodology: The primary goal of the Bright Futures program is to help young men and women identify and avoid social pit falls that lead to peer-pressure, poor academic achievement, deviant behavior and or gang affiliation. Ultimately, we help them become productive members of our community. Adult guidance is provided through one-on-one and group-mentoring activities for participants referred from sources such as schools counselors, pastors and parents. Students participate in evidence-based workshops that address topics including: healthy lifestyles, bullying, self-image, drugs and alcohol, career exploration, and essential life skills such as communication, conflict resolution, problem solving and goal setting. They are empowered with the knowledge, tools, and resources to become healthy, self-sufficient members of the community. They also attend supervised and structured activities, such as college tours, sporting events, cultural events, and educational conferences.
Mission: Sow A Seed Community Foundation provides youth, their families, and the community with education, tools and resources to overcome social and economic challenges, and lead positive, self-sufficient lives. Our services include…