I’m Jennifer Christy and I’m the Executive Director of Families-Up, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing at-risk families a ropes course experience. As all of you who have been to CLAS Ropes know, a ropes course experience is a great way to build teams, strengthen problem-solving skills, and improve communications. We at Families-Up would like to offer that same experience to families as well.
At Families-Up, we believe that the strength of our community, even our nation, lies in the strength of the family. By strengthening families through experiential education in communication, team building, problem solving and more, we are helping to build strong communities throughout our nation.
Many of the families we work with are single-parent families or newly blended families who can’t afford the training offered at CLAS Ropes even at the discounted rates.
So, we are turning to the friends of CLAS Ropes to ask for donations to go towards scholarships for these families. Our Family Strengthening program is a 6-week program that includes a weekly meal with a certified facilitator/family advocate followed by 90 minutes on the ropes course working on family goals and developing communication skills through facilitator led conversations. The weekly meals provide needed nutrition for financially struggling families as well as helping them to develop the important habit of eating healthy meals as a family.
Your donation will strengthen families in your community. If you would like further information, please visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FamiliesUp/) or contact us at FamiliesUp@gmail.com. You can even call me directly at 385-230-4097
Businesses can benefit directly when their employees and families are strengthened. Happy families make for happy employees. Consider sponsoring a Families-Up program for your employees and families.