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“Month of Giving” Fundraiser, March 2014
“Day of Giving”, Wednesday, March 26, 2014
2014 “Are You Above The Influence? Show Me”:
Youth Making a Difference in Schools and Communities!
Help Teens Guard Against Distracted Driving!
In today’s world of “driving while texting / talking, teens can easily get distracted. But the “Guard Your Life Challenge / BMW Driving Experience” can teach teens ages 15-19 how to avoid the dangers of distracted driving. Visit http://guardyourlifechallenge.com/Driving_Experience.html.
Carol Reeves, Executive Director of GFP, (4th from left, clockwise) poses for a photo with past GFP Interns Quentin James(1st from left, clockwise); Cris Ivan; Sean Glenn; Elizabeth Jordan; Zachary Davis; and Bradley Phillips.
GFP Annual Meeting 2014 a True Homecoming!
Thirty years is a long time but it seems like only yesterday that we were planning our first Annual Meeting Celebration for Greenville Families in Action which became Greenville Family Partnership in 1990....
When I listened to the plans being made last fall for this celebration, my immediate thought was it can’t be time to plan another one and it was 2014 before I realized - oh my - it has been 30 years of making that statement. Thirty years of planning, reviewing and looking back...
I have been blessed to be a part of this mission and the journey has been unbelievable. We were so happy today to welcome back some of our youth interns who have been with us like family for years, many years. I think one of them mentioned that he began with GFP twenty one years ago. Our speaker today was Quentin James, one of our interns who now lives and works in Washington DC, is very successful and happily married. He articulated beautifully how being an intern in our program affected his life and how he in turn impacts the lives of others.
Our theme for our 30th meeting was “Inspire, Ignite and Invest” in our youth of today and that is truly prevention. We work to inspire young people and their families to find the perfect spark that will ignite their passion for a healthy future and we then invest our time and resources to support their journey to reach their full potential.
I think the attendees and supporters who attended today received that message. While we have tried to find new ways to state that message over the years, it will never get old and while it really has been 30 years, it is as true today as it was in 1984. Greenville Family Partnership will continue to work in the community to keep our kids off of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs and help them reach their full potential - and this mission is ageless….Written by Carol Reeves, Executive Director of Greenville Family Partnership
GFP Receives $5,000 Grant from the TD Charitable Foundation!
Greenville Family Partnership (GFP) has been awarded a $5,000 grant from TD Charitable Foundation. This grant will be used to support GFP’s Youth Act project which is advocacy and community training for young people.
This funding will provide GFP the ability to remain at the forefront of delivering research-based strategies as well as the ability to expand and serve our growing community and help them live a healthy and substance-free lifestyle. Greenville Family Partnership’s highest priority is making a difference in the lives of youth and their communities which largely begins in the home and with parents.
In 2002, TD Bank founded the TD Charitable Foundation to give back to the community. TD Charitable Foundation focuses on giving towards the development of affordable housing, education/financial literacy programs, and programs and initiatives that are set on improving communities and the environment. Since the time of establishment, TD Charitable Foundation has partnered with many non-profits and public institutions to create change in various communities. TD Bank states, “It’s a tradition we hold dear. We look forward to many more years of community involvement and responsible corporate citizenship.”
“TD Charitable Foundation provides generous support to our community and this grant will go a long way toward our outreach, engagement and empowerment of our young people” said Carol Reeves, Executive Direct of Greenville Family Partnership. “This grant supports our effort to provide active roles and opportunities for our youth to lead and influence their peers. GFP works every day to prevent and educate so that we won’t lose a generation of young minds to gangs, violence, and substance abuse.”
"Will School Shootings Ever End?" They seem to happen more and more. Do you think only the students are to blame for their actions? Or, do you think their parents are to blame as well? Or, do you think teachers are also to blame because they should have been able to spot a problem?
To read this and other blog articles; national drug trend news; local opinion; and to view our community events calendar and drug prevention newsletters, visit our Blog. If you have an opinion you would like to share, we would love to hear it.
Storybooks Make the Perfect Gift! Check Out the Red Ribbon Store!
Take a look at the “The Red Ribbon, A Story of Hope”, “Doodle Bug”, “Stinky the Skunk” Storybooks, “Robbie the Rabbit” and “Brothers: A Tale About Choices” Storybooks. To learn more, visit the Red Ribbon Store!