Goal Seekers: Our New Motivational Program
We are always aiming to improve the lives of our clients. Our Dinner Program offers a safe, peer supported environment for women and children. The program provides a warm, nutritious dinner nightly, crisis intervention services, and physical/therapeutic activities.
Collin McKone, a Thrive DC intern, saw the potential of our female clients and was inspired to create Goal Seekers. It’s a new bi-weekly program that offers our female clients an opportunity to create and accomplish goals on a weekly basis.
Workshops include but are not limited to motivational speeches and videos, goal setting and sharing accomplishments.
“What we wanted to do was not maximize the number of people who are involved with us but maximize the number of lives that we changed,” said Collin when asked what were his motivations.
In the first workshop, Collin admits there were some that did not originally have interest in listening however he continued to speak about the importance of dreaming big, capturing their attention. His enthusiasm captivated the entire room even making some participants emotional. Afterwards the women were given time to write down their goals.
So far, several women have thanked Thrive DC on the effectiveness of this program. Some women have already taken steps to accomplish their goals within a couple of days. Because of this success, we plan on continuing the program for these women.
McKone concluded the workshop by saying, “Achieving your goals is not going to be easy, but it is possible and it is definitely worth it.”
If you want to get involved, check out our Evening Program! Our program serves up to 40 women and children, providing dinner and a safe environment. You can also sign up to be a volunteer and get the chance to prepare and serve dinner, lead activities and pass out supplies.
For more information about Goal Seekers, contact Ms. Johnson at (202) 503-1503 ext. 530 or [email protected].
Thrive DC Communications Intern