Perspectives – Shared Vision and Clear Focus: A Lasting Legacy In Our Community

By Jim Wambach | March 26, 2021

“The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” —William James

Jim Wambach - Executive DirectorThis year marks a milestone. Children Rising celebrates 20 years of coming alongside children at a critical time in their young lives to nurture hope, the courage to dream, and the opportunity to thrive. Randy Roth, our founder, left behind 30 years of pastoral ministry to create the Children Rising community enablement model. He was driven by a simple premise: uplift the community by creating opportunities for individuals to empower one child at a time.

You embrace our mission to nurture and equip children and youth to rise above the challenges created by generations of poverty, violence, and educational inequity.

How can you ensure this legacy for our children?

As we look forward to the next 20 years, Children Rising envisions a time when we will reach many more children and youth. As you have seen from the stories we have shared, we continue to develop and cultivate strong partnerships with our local educators and strive to provide better, more holistic services. By continuing to actively listen to the needs of our community schools and the families we serve, we will position ourselves to act immediately and effectively when we see opportunities to innovate and do more for the children.

“A healthy community is one where everyone lifts up their neighbor. Our vision makes it possible for many more members of our community to empower children, youth, and families to build bridges to a better future.”

Thank you for embracing Randy’s vision to uplift our community by empowering one child at a time.

Randy believed that a healthy community is one where everyone lifts up their neighbor. Our vision makes it possible for many more members of our community to empower children, youth, and families to build bridges to a better future. Our dream is to provide thousands of volunteers with the necessary tools and skills while sharing their wisdom and love with the kids for a sustained period of time. For it is through relationships between a caring adult and a child where real-life transformation happens, for both the student and a neighbor wanting to reach out a helping hand.

Our work here is not complete. With a shared vision and a clear focus, we can leave a lasting legacy in our community.

PS: We want to hear from you. Please return our connection survey by mail, or complete it online at www.children-rising.org/connection-survey

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