We're stopping the cycle of generational poverty for those who want to...
How Do We Do This?
Start with a handful of impoverished people, willing and able to work. Volunteers will then:
* Teach classes such as budgeting, job success, how to start a business, health/nutrition, computer skills, character training
* Provide one-on-one life-coaching and counseling for each person
* Follow them on video as they work the program
* Turn those videos into an educational, inspirational TV show
* Turn the training classes into a video curriculum, available to others who want to help the impoverished in their communities.
Why a TV Show?
The biggest challenge to escaping poverty is motivation. CHANGE IS HARD! But if a person is on TV and they know their family and friends are watching, we believe this will provide a powerful motivation to work hard in this program.
This program will not only help the impoverished, but will also provide entertainment, greater awareness, and understanding to viewers as they watch our participants persevere through the process.
It’s not just a program, it’s a movement…
Helping those in poverty has become a political issue. We believe it should be a relational issue. By surrounding impoverished families with love, guidance, accountability and a safety net, they can become empowered to escape poverty and get off public assistance, gaining self-esteem, dignity and respectability.
You too can help somebody escape from poverty!
Our Mission and Vision
Interview with Our Director - Part 1 of 2
Interview with Our Director - Part 2 of 2
Why do we need to help them escape?
According to the U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday September 13th, 2011, the nation's poverty rate rose to 15.1% (46.2 million) in 2010:
* up from 14.3% (approximately 43.6 million) in 2009
* up from 13.2% (39.8 million Americans) in 2008
* to its highest level since 1993
We live in the world's wealthiest nation, yet 14 percent of people living in the United States live in poverty.
Louisiana’s poverty rate is 19.2% – the second highest rate in the nation, and the highest in the South. (U.S. Census Bureau)
More than 26% of Louisiana children live in poverty – the second highest rate in the nation and the highest in the South. (U.S. Census Bureau)
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Nearly 1 in 4 children (16.7 million nationwide) live in households that struggle to put food on the table.
The Old Saying Goes...
“...give a person a fish and you feed them for a day, but teach them how to fish and you feed them for a lifetime”. But we go a step further by adding “if you can help them own the pond, you can help them empower their own community.”
We are not social workers…we are compassionate citizens of this great country who believe that with commitment and common sense, anybody can help somebody out of poverty. Using our excellent holistic, biblically-based curriculums that teach money and life management, value of hard work, and integrity, we (and you too) can help motivated folks ESCAPE FROM POVERTY.