Local Youth

Creating ideas and images of a future career is easily one of the most exciting thoughts in a child’s life. However, setting goals, mapping out the path and beginning the journey to that career is not always easy as some basic resources are not widely accessible. Every child deserves the chance to realize his or her potential and see what opportunities may be available that might spark an interest. If every child is offered the basic resources for success, they will have a choice of getting to where they want to be rather than having that choice made for them.

With a lack of support and resources many children aren’t even sure what it takes to succeed and it takes organizations and people with big hearts and feelings of personal responsibility to support and inspire these individuals to grow. Sometimes we don’t even realize what basic necessities we take for granted that some students are being denied such as learning to read, a warm coat or even a good meal.

job_shadowWith Linda’s passion for teaching, inspiring and sharing knowledge, she actively tries to make a difference in the lives of under-resourced children by supporting a number of organizations aiming to help youth realize and develop the skills necessary to reach their full potential. Through her time serving in high-level positions of these organizations and getting her staff involved, it is Linda’s mission to help youth in the local communities discover what is available to them and what they can achieve.

Some of these organizations include: Beyond Basics, Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan (JA), Winning Futures and The Community House (TCH), all dedicated to providing youth with the resources and support to gain the knowledge needed to succeed. For example, Linda has hosted job shadow days for JA (above) at the Orlans and eTitle company building in Troy,MI, where groups of students visited for a day to get a first-hand look at the workplace and listen to senior staff speak. Orlans’ staff also lends time to a mentoring program through Winning Futures to foster learning and the development of important skills.

coatDriveThe company has collected coats for Beyond Basics youth (right) and annually participates in the Gleaners Summer Food fight, collecting hundreds of dollars and pounds of food to help alleviate hunger for children in Southeastern Michigan. Also, with the help of our Good Deeds committee at Orlans, they were privileged to not only adopt two families for Christmas, but the whole pediatrics floor at Beaumont Hospital, providing them with books, puzzles, educational games and artistic crafts.

It is because of people and organizations such as these that underserved-youth can find the support and resources they need to help them develop a path to success and meaning.

For more information on these organizations and how you can help, please click on the organization links above.

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