Consider how a culture of support is built. Meaningful work, learning what work is all about, and the ability to address personal barriers to success as you develop concrete action plans is the critical model here. The young people are given an active role in taking charge of their lives. As
Greg Brueck-Cassoli, Foundation and Corporate Grants Manager
further explains, “What impresses me about More Than Words is how it effectively empowers people. We incorporate our youth in everything we are doing. No shortcuts here. "
Shannon, who is currently receiving help from More Than Words as she prepares to go forward with her education, said about her association with them
why she found it such a special place. “There is a true sense of a support community here. Here we are a family and we support each other.”
There is serious work and serious engagement for the young people who come through More Than Word's doors. As they build their work skills, at the same time they are building the YOU (the personal) and the Work Skills (professional) you need to build a positive future for yourself. Empowerment, they are learning, is participating fully in the work of constructing positive roadways into their lives.