SPRING not only means Easter but, also that it’s time for our bi-annual “Getting Ahead in A Just Getting by World” life skills & financial literacy class for North Memphis residents starting April 1- May 15th (Tues. & Thurs. 10:30 am- 12:30pm).
Last year, Tamara Williams, was very apprehensive when she first started the class. She was very quiet and didn’t really give much input. “I was shy because I didn’t like reading in front of people, and I was worried the class would judge me.” But toward the middle of the class she really opened up. Her confidence increased and she became one of the star students, so much so that the class voted her “Most Improved!” She even started working on her goal of getting an Associate Degree and enrolled in Remington College to get her Nursing Assistant license.
This 7-week course is designed to help participants examine the effects of poverty on their lives and in their community and teach them skills to begin to take more control over their situations. Students set goals for their lives, through self- assessment and financial literacy, and learn how to practically apply the principles into their specific situations. It also gives information on how to use current resources to help reach goals in life.
HOW CAN YOU HELP? We need donations of gift cards to give to the participants (Kroger, Visa, Subway, etc) to serve as rewards and incentives. You can also donate funds for us to purchase the cards and supplies. If you’d like to support this life-changing class, you can donate online or make checks payable to Oasis of Hope (8500 Walnut Grove, Cordova, TN 38018) and write “Getting Ahead” in the memo. Both gift cards or checks can be dropped in the Hope Church offering plate (indicate who it’s for) or to our ministry offices.
DATE/TIME: April 1- May 15th (Tues. & Thurs. 10:30 am- 12:30pm
LOCATION: Bickford Community Center, 233 Henry Avenue, North Memphis
If you would like more information regarding this ministry, email Terrice or call at 901.527.0074. Stay up-to-date by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and checking our website for pictures, videos and current information.