You are always learning and discovering new things that will allow you to continue on the path of success. Everyone is always in motion at some time in their life. They are either going up and getting better, or they can be falling back on bad habits. Nobody is ever standing still in life. That is because the world is always changing and if you don’t improve you will be left behind. Not only is the world always changing, but so are you. You are not the same person that you were last year, last month, or even yesterday. You have changed, even if it has been very little. Just by reading this article you will have changed by just gaining some knowledge and insight about yourself.
According to the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), 723 young adults aged 18 and older left foster care in fiscal year 2012. Without family or the support from a caring adult, statistics indicate that many of these young adults will experience homelessness, incarceration and/or poverty. In an attempt to improve the success of teens “aging out” of foster care, Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) has created THRIVE, a mentor program designed to enhance support for many of these young adults.
It’s nearly tax time and Catholic Charities Community Services is seeking volunteers to help those in need with free tax preparation. Last year, our volunteers completed 891 returns for vulnerable individuals and families in Arizona. We hope to do even more this year.
January is National Mentoring Month, and all around the country organizations and churches are hungry for adults to begin investing in the lives of youth. Being in full-time youth ministry, I’m an obvious supporter of mentoring.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Deborah Ostreicher, deputy aviation director for public relations, is the recipient of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 ATHENA Public Sector Award. The ATHENA Awards recognize women in the public and private sectors for their professional accomplishments, strong commitment to the community, and mentorship of women.
Friends of Animal Care & Control (Friends) of Maricopa County has been awarded the Pets for Life Mentorship and Training Program Grant sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States and PetSmart Charities. Friends won one of five full grants awarded out of over 50 that applied nationwide to provide education and training for pet owners in an effort to reduce pet homelessness in Maricopa County.
Ann Schneidman, director of the pulmonary resource program at Hospice of the Valley, has been named a finalist in the 2012 Nurse.com/NurseWeek Nursing Excellence Awards in the category of education and mentorship.
Small business owners looking for new ideas to generate buzz and grow their brand have a local incubator at their disposal. After all, for many, the opportunity for startup business owners to be surrounded by other like-minded individuals who have the same entrepreneurial spirit is rare around these parts.
Sitting in the heart of Discovery Triangle near Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation at GateWay Community College has officially opened its doors, and clients are being courted to bring their businesses to this new business incubator.
While wave after wave of foreclosures have hit the Valley in the
last few years, law students at Arizona State University are
working to help victims of foreclosure fraud and homeowners facing
Wells Fargo will contribute $38,000 to 20 nonprofits in
recognition of the contributions the company's Arizona team members
have made through volunteerism. The contributions are made through
Wells Fargo's Volunteer Service Award program.
Over 100 Hispanic high school students spent a four-day,
three-night experience at the Arizona State University Tempe campus
last week learning important leadership skills and college entrance
Foothills has been generous to Big Brothers Big Sisters over the
years. And now, the nonprofit group is trying to make it easier for
residents to continue that support with new attended drop-off sites
for clothing and household item donations.