The effects of adverse childhood experiences are very evident in the lives of children in foster care. As man up looks to engage this community we believe it is important to equip our mentors and others with the proper tools. We have hosted and will keep hosting trauma trainings in order to ensure our adults are well equipped on how to assist those affected by trauma.
Here is a quick video from us gathering together to recap, encourage, and fellowship. Gatherings help us stay in the loop and stay encouraged to keep moving forward. It is also an informational time for the men to know how our serving and giving is impacting the community.
As a kid we all want to explore and play outside. Even in a world of video games and virtual reality children still want to go outside and play. Our foster families have so many children they are caring for and sometimes the kids need an outlet for all their energy!
Jim Lester has faithfully served Man Up as 1 of the many board members we have today. He shares with us the importance of men’s roles in the family as well as their communities. We are very thankful for Jim!