The “Who Am I Project”
FREE six-week investment in our inner-city youth ages 8-17. We are here to help empower you to be strong leaders by laying down the foundation for you to discover who you are, the gifts you possess, and why you are valuable to the community.
Program dates: July 13th - August 19th
We will host classes on Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in Brooklyn Center, that focus on character building, discovering and developing gifts, mental and emotional well-being, conflict resolution; and the value of being connected to the community.
Saturday outreach and service projects will consist of community clean-up, homeless outreach, family bonding night, and Youth Leadership Camp.
Each participant will be partnered with a volunteer mentor who will check in weekly and assist in completing the “Who Am I Project” for graduation.
There will also be an opportunity to earn a stipend up to $150.00
My name is Hannah Horton, I’m 16 years old and I’m a gymnast, but beyond that, is that the thing that really defines me? Whenever I’m asked, I usually would not know how to answer the question, “Who are you?” This should be a fairly easy question to answer since no one knows you more than yourself, right?! But I never knew how to answer it.
The “Who am I Project" allowed me to find the time to pay attention and realize what it meant to be me as we were taught about our gifts, trust, identity, forgiveness, etc. We did activities to help better our understanding of these topics and be more involved in our community. One of the first classes that I went to that still sticks with me is when we were discovering our own gifts. After this 6-week program I can finally answer the burning question, “Who are you?”. Who I am is someone who will support someone when they need it; who can look past one’s mistakes and forgive; who tries to find the best in others and tries to keep peace even if that makes me a "turtle"; who enjoys being in the presence of those I love and spending quality time with them, and someone who others can trust and who inspires, whether it’s on the gym floor or not.
I’m still on the journey of discovering all the things that make me who I am, but I’m blessed that this project has given me the opportunity to look inward rather than seeing myself one dimensional.
It is our goal to discover and confront your “it”.
What is "it"?
“You are not defined by what you have been through or what you have done”.
Extended year mentorship
Information coming soon...
"Two people are better than one because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up." -Ecclesiastes 4:9-10