THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU
Letter from the Chair of the Board – Fred Hoffman
By Fred Hoffman – Chair of the KTD196 Board
There are many days when the work that we do can be overwhelming and full of a plethora of challenges. However, there is not ever a day that I am not encouraged by seeing the work that we do to change and transform lives. The young people who serve are not foreign to physical and sexual violence, HIV, drugs, alcohol, gangs, and much much more HOWEVER your support means more than mere words can convey.
This week alone we know through our programs we saved hundreds of young people from the dark lure of gangs, drug use, petty crime, and teen pregnancy.
We at Keep The Dream 196 for over 15 years have been that beam of light, hope, support, direction, affirmation, strength, safety, and unconditional love.
It is because of people like you, sharing your compassion and support in a very real way, these young people are able to overcome dire obstacles and finish school, go to university, feed their families, and help their peers make better choices with their lives.
Thank you for partnering with us! Thank you for caring and believing in these young people! And, thank you for bringing dreams to real life.
On behalf of the board of directors, the young people, and their families, please know that you are sincerely and deeply appreciated.
Warmly and Sincerely,
Chair of the Board
Keep The Dream196
Below are pictures of some of the different skills we teach the children, from fire safety to basic cooking skills but also the third photo of a child creating a circle with a stone in the center signifying “Gone Home”. When the younger children go on hikes we prepare the ground with different signs such as:
1. Turn Left or Right
2. Go straight ahead
3. Be careful, rough road ahead etc so that the children become more aware of their surroundings and know the directions they need to take.
These are just some of the activities and skills the children learn.
I have linked a video below about fire safety that the children learned, I hope you enjoy it!
Fire Safety: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/iWLJOOkRqDM