I Pour Life is determined that despite funding challenges brought upon us due to Covid 19 we will not stop services to our youth or the intake of new referrals.
Despite canceled fundraising events that make up nearly half of our annual budget and frozen funding our community continued to show up to support us. It was because of that generosity that we were able serve over 120 youth weekly in southwest Missouri.
Early in 2020 we transitioned to a virtual coaching model which meant there was no drop in services for our current program participants and we were able to expand our service area to surrounding areas due to the utilization of technology and the ability to move our curriculum online. By conquering the challanges of 2020 we've learned how truly resilient our organization is and proven how crucial we are to those we serve.
We have big dreams for 2021 and the ability to reach more youth is at the very top of our list. We are confident that with the support of donors like you we will not only achieve our dreams but reach beyond.
Want to hear some stories about our youth? Keep reading. And if you want to see all we accomplished in 2020 check out our latest impact report.
Emma embodies the I Pour Life motto, Teach With Your Life. Giving birth during Covid and committing to breaking the foster care cycle for her family are just a couple of ways that Emma has proven her resilience. Emma credits her lifecoach, Kayla for helping her navigate big life choices. Check out their story here.
Garrett was homeless for five years before being referred to I Pour Life. Since meeting his LifeCoach, Jeff, Garrett has found the connection and resources that he needs to succeed and is now a manager for a local cleaning company leading a team of over 20 employees.
Still reading? Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about what we do. We hope you will choose to support us and our goal to change more lives. We know that given the right tools anyone can thrive.