The Social Development impact area utilizes strategies designed to improve children and youth’s problem-solving and coping skills while building their self-esteem. Projects provide access to information that will support positive life choices and help promote team building and socialization. Projects in the Social Development impact area include the following:
G.R.A.C.E. (Girls Rule! Accepting, Caring, Empowering)
(Methodist Children’s Homes of Mississippi)
Volunteers provide education and enrichment activities for girls who are MCH residents to help build self-esteem, self-respect, and life skills.
Making Connections, Rewarding Success
(Canopy Children’s Solutions)
Volunteers operate a merit-based store for CARES school students, prepare welcome baskets, and invite guest speakers to help the students develop critical life skills.
McClean Fletcher Center Facilitator and Outreach/Food Projects
(The McClean Fletcher Center)
Volunteers work with McClean Fletcher Center professionals to provide grief support, meals, and a sense of community to children who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives.
Sensory Fun and Learning
(The Little Light House)
Volunteers provide sensory activities for young children with special needs, incorporating various learning experiences through sensory-based play.
Spreading Sunshine at Sunnybrook
(Sunnybrook Children’s Home)
Volunteers work with Sunnybrook residents to improve the recently renovated Student Center and Beverage Station, decorating the space and creating artwork for the walls..