A New Beginning
We wanted to highlight and congratulate the first-year class of the Female Lone Parent Breakthrough Program of Kelowna, British Columbia! Ten single-mothers, many of whom missed their own high school graduation years earlier, walked the graduation carpet at the Kelowna Salvation Army Corps location in early September.
The brand new Breakthrough program is a year-long curriculum of education and mentorship that aims to counsel and influence struggling single mothers. Along with strongly encouraged times of reflection, the classroom education serves as a support system for the women and covers topics such as communication, boundaries, dating, and conflict management. Perhaps more importantly, Christian principles are intertwined in the lessons and conversations with emphasis on self-worth.
The ultimate goal is to help change the hearts of participants; encouraging them to understand themselves better, to hone their strengths, to work on their weaknesses and to develop self-esteem. Upon graduating, two of the mothers reached new employment goals while three participants were fulfilling their dreams of furthering their education.
We’re so happy to see this neat program succeed!
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