Kids need grownups to guide them on the right path. Sadly, not all of our children within the community have those role models. But there’s good news! This is where Future Possibilities (FP), GETDOT’s April beneficiary, can help fill in that gap.
The organization provides kids from under-served communities a positive role model to help them develop life skills and achieve important goals.
The ultimate goal for FP is to improve life outcomes for the children they work with, and they know their voices must guide these efforts. In some instances, the consistent, enduring presence of a caring adult in a child’s life can be the difference between staying in school or dropping out, making good decisions or bad ones, and realizing one’s potential in life or failing to reach their goals.
Young people with mentors, especially at-risk youth, have more positive visions of themselves and their futures, and they also achieve more positive outcomes in school, the workplace, and their communities.
GETDOT and Future Possibilities are excited to be collaborating.
“Having been involved and helping set up the event since its beginning, I am always impressed with the sustainability and ultimate growth of the event and GETDOT’s support of Future Possibilities,” said Jay Lindner, president of FP. “We have used this event to not only raise money for FP kids and community awareness, but we have thoroughly enjoyed attending the event annually as a socializing opportunity for our volunteers to gather as most of our time together is at board meetings or with the kids in school environments.”
FP has plans to grow dramatically throughout the next five years. The ultimate goal is having a program in every single elementary school within the Columbus Public district.
“We feel that with the one on one connection we have with each child along with our unique goal setting curriculum designed to provide life skills to help them through life, we have an incredible program everyone should learn about and consider sharing with their company to support,” Lindner said.
There are countless examples of children making positive differences after working with FP.
One example is Seley is a 5th-grader at Cranbrook Elementary. Her goal was to help care for animals by collecting 20 cans of dog food to donate to a local shelter. Her hard work and dedication paid off and she was able to donate over 50 cans!
It’s kids like Seley who GETDOT will be helping at the April 19th Diamond Event! Talk to members of FP at the event to hear even more! Become inspired!
Want to learn more? Call 614.799.8668 — ext. 202!