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Monday night, we celebrated 62 college degrees! Supporters of FSH, staff and our special families gathered to reflect on the accomplishments. Aleshia Thompson, a member of the Class of 2016, spoke to the crowd and we wanted to share her words with you below:
A few short weeks ago, our Board of Directors and Trustees gathered for the Annual Board Advancement. The theme for the Advance was Transformations, Danita Hunt- an FSH graduate spoke to those in attendance. We wanted to share some of her story.
For many of our families, FSH is a fresh start, a chance to find their inner voice, sometimes for the first time and learn to walk confidently and boldly in the direction of their dreams. Our participants have known all too well heartache, loss, violence and despair, coming to Family Scholar House seeking support and the tools that will empower them to live a life of stability and self-sufficiency.
While thanks is something we give to others, gratitude is a gift we give to ourselves. Here at Family Scholar House, we receive thanks from our participants with great regularity and we get to see the impact gratitude has on those feeling and expressing it.
Last month we recognized 54 Family Scholar House graduates at the Kentucky Science Center. To date, we have celebrated 241 degrees. We could not be more proud of our student-parents and their accomplishments. Our participants are full-time parents and full-time students with dreams and goals of achieving nothing short of greatness.
If you’ve browsed the card aisle of any Kroger, Walgreen’s or Target lately, you found a plethora of cards designed to honor the important women in our lives. Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908, and became an official U.S holiday in 1914. This means people have been celebrating mothers once a year, for nearly 101 years! When we are in grade school, with the assistance of our teachers we spent time making our mothers the perfect handmade gift. As we grow older, those handmade gifts are often replaced with cards and if we’re lucky, spending the day together.