KIDS LIKE US CAN GROW UP TO BE US Emmanuel Healing Temple BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT
Emmanuel Healing Temple serves the Lawndale Community on the Westside of Chicago’s . Lawndale suffers from high unemployment rates, high foreclosure rates and high crime rates. The median family income is $12,955. This far below the national poverty level for an average family of 4 people. KIDS LIKE US, CAN GROW UP TO BE US
KIDS LIKE US CAN GROW UP TO BE US Many families in the community cannot afford to meet basic needs of their families. Studies show that when parents are both socially and economically depressed, children suffer from low self esteem. Children fall prey to, gangs, drugs, crime, teenage pregnancy, illiteracy, and worthlessness.
KIDS LIKE US CAN GROW UP TO BE US The community has to be the driving force to save our children. That is why we have partnered with churches and community groups, to sponsor back to school events. These events raise the level of self esteem in our children. We show what you can achieve with education, hard work and commitment.
KIDS LIKE US CAN GROW UP TO BE US Most of our children don’t identify with historical role models. We introduce them to people that grew up in their community. These everyday people can be our children's role models. Children can see tangible people from their community that has achieved success. They can see that they have a future, and can grow up to inspire others.
KIDS LIKE US CAN GROW UP TO BE US We will get sponsors for food, school supplies, book bags, prizes for the children with the best grades and entertainment. By grade level, elementary, high school and college bound. Everything is donated, from stores Chicago area Business and our corporate sponsors. We call on all sponsors by category. Grade school; child with the best grades we ask for a bike. One boy and one girl. High school child with the best grades we ask for a home PC. College bound we ask for a lap top. Also all students get school supplies
KIDS LIKE US CAN GROW UP TO BE US A little motivation goes a long way. Our programs will bring our motivational partners. Our Guest speakers will include; Robert Renteria: Author of From the Barrio to the Board Room. Various Guest speakers Yvonne Spear: COO of Chicago’s Best Financial Services & Investments.
KIDS LIKE US CAN GROW UP TO BE US THE MESSAGE The message to our children is a simple one. If you stay in school , apply yourself and have goals and dreams, your education will take you places you would never imagine. To Quote Dr. Dorothy Height Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
KIDS LIKE US CAN GROW UP TO BE US Fabulous Futures For Our Children Features of our program, instills self confidence. Advantages of good attitudes, promotes positive grades. Benefits our children see a future and the have respect for life United communities fight back against opposition. Learning that there are role models beside gangs, Optimistic about where education and life will take them. University visits instead of prison visits Students proud of the community they come from.