Equip people for works of service
Ephesians 4:11-13
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Talents2Strengths_Web_logo.pngRalph Waldo Emerson is quoted as saying, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” We believe firmly in the precious resource that exists in our community: the people. Our target audience is youth; and current enrollment in our local schools is over 3,400 students, not including preschool-age youth. What potential lies ahead!

Through our Community Bridges programming, we engage students from kindergarten through the 3rd grade, and we are currently piloting Talents-2-Strengths (T2S) with all 5 Williams Elementary 4th grade classes.  T2S seeks to increase each student’s awareness of their talents and encourage them to utilize them in their home, at school, and in the community. One of the best ways to help children succeed - not just during their school years, but throughout their lives - is to help them develop their unique talents and learn how to turn them into strengths.