As I map out where to go, I look for 5 important qualities in youth programs. 1. Community!!!! My #1. As I read about youth struggles, loneliness is a topic that comes up over and over again so I am looking for programs that build a community and help fight back those feelings. 2. Innovative – I love being creative so I am in search … Continue reading How do I select where to stop?
I collect stories. Good ones and bad ones. Happy and sad. Triumphs and tragedies. Stories. I seem to collect them like people collect baseball cards. People share. I listen and empathize. We connect. Yes, my name is Allison and I am a story collector. But recently, I am tired of collecting sad stories about our youth. Stories about gangs, violence, trauma, suicide, drugs, depression, addiction, … Continue reading A Story Collector’s Journey
Why drive miles for this generation? Because it feels like the right thing to do. Actually, it’s the only thing I can think of right now as I sit at my computer typing this post. As I read and hear stories about our youth’s situation, I feel a deep sorrow and desperation to help. The news, books, podcasts, doctors, parents talk about their depression, anxiety, … Continue reading Why drive miles?
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton Continue reading The Journey Begins