Wednesday, June 20, 2012

If you have not heard... a new chapter in my live has begun... well, several new chapters.... within a 5 week period... my life changed.  It all began with a text message on May 6th. From that day forward, each day brought more and more bad news, events and well, I was to the point of actually saying.. when is this going to stop!  Actually, I screamed it between thousand and thousands of tears. Yes, the strong Babette was in need of a good day desperately.
But then , a phone call... changed my life.
 I had submitted an education federal grant proposal . With the support of 15 major partnerships and the encouragement and help from many outstanding people- all I consider very special friends and much more.
.. I was awarded this grant. 
... I am still in disbelief. 

I am now the
 Executive Director and Owner of Youth Enrichment Services of Mid Kentucky.

 Youth Enrichment Services of Mid Kentucky (YES) is an alternative agency that provides opportunities to disadvantaged youth for the completion of a high school diploma or GED certificate.  YES serves the youth of Garrard, Lincoln, Jessamine and Boyle Counties and other qualified candidates.  Our primary goal is to work with youth and their families to increase opportunities for success. Student experiences will include but are not limited to educational and classroom skills; on- the- job experiences and observations of work environments; paid and unpaid work experience; occupational skills training; basic life skills workshops; character building courses; leadership development seminars; mentoring, counseling and community service. Development of student character is an important focus and we will foster proper work habits, as well as good citizenship. We expect to have (40) participants with the goal of creating more productive citizens for these communities.  Criteria for the program include a lack of literacy skills, status as a school drop-out or runaway, pregnancy, and other issues. 

This will be changing my life.. and this opportunity is once in a life time.  
Those who will be joining me in this journey will be rewarded in so many ways. 


DDHS 1961 said...

You are an inspired and inspiring woman. Best of luck in all your ventures. See you in Charlotte. Myrt

DDHS 1961 said...

You are inspired and an inspiring woman. Best wishes in all you do. See you in Charlotte.