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The Relatives’ Family Update – November 2019

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2019 Breakfast with The Relatives

On Tuesday, October 22 over 400 attendees came to our Breakfast with The Relatives. They heard Darion recount how a special volunteer helped him overcome his struggles and prepare for his GED exams.

Darion is a determined young man who came from a broken household. He was raised by his grandmother because his mother was unsuitable to care for him. With her support, he made it to the 5th grade and developed a love for education. But then his grandmother passed away and through the grieving process, Darion started to struggle in school.

He was 16 when he failed his freshman year and was told by a teacher there was no way he would ever move forward. This really broke his heart and it seemed like no one was willing to help him. But at The Relatives, we know there is always a way.

Darion dropped out of school and started to support himself by working a part-time job, but he knew he wanted more for his life. He heard about The Relatives through a friend and met his GED instructor, Mr. Burns. With Mr. Burns’ help, Darion began working harder and harder toward his goals.

Darion has already passed three of his four GED exams and has saved his hardest subject, math, for last. While most kids want video games or the latest fashion trends for the holidays, Darion just wants to get that piece of paper telling him he’s on his way to a brighter future.

Watch our 2019 Breakfast video to hear more of Darion’s story.

Caroling with The Relatives

Come join us on Sunday, December 8th to have fun with friends while spreading some holiday cheer and goodwill. The festivities will begin at 5:30pm at our Youth Crisis Center on 1100 East Blvd. Dinner will be provided and you are welcome to bring an unwrapped gift for our youth or young adults. This free event is open to everyone, so bring your friends and family and celebrate the season with us!

RSVP to Christina Nunez at cnunez@therelatives.org.


Building A Better Neighborhood

We are so grateful to be a 2019 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders award recipient!
The Neighborhood Builders award offers us $200,000 in flexible funding and the opportunity for our Executive Director, Trish Hobson and another emerging leader to attend training with other non-profit leaders from across the country.


The Season of Giving

We have lots of options for giving this holiday season. Click here to find out how you can support our youth and young adults in crisis this time of year.


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