How Your Gift Works to Transform Lives
Your support will help deserving young men through all three phases of our David Development Program: Basic Training, Life-Skills Training, and Leadership Training. Upon graduation, they will have developed the tools and skills necessary to become productive members of society. Your generosity will be paid forward as graduates continue to serve as mentors for the next generation of troubled youth.
Here are four key ways your campaign gift will work to strengthen and expand this program:
- Foster connections in the education sector to help deserving graduates continue their studies and improve their career prospects.
- Create partnerships with employers who are willing to look beyond a young man’s past and toward his bright future.
- Hire two additional staff members — one case manager and one housing liaison — to keep up with rising demand for our program services.
- Build a transitional component for program graduates who show promise but need a little more time to achieve self-sufficiency.
During this three-part program, homeless young men between the ages of 18-26 receive the support, training, and education they need to become productive members of society.
50 percent of men in the program are already fathers. Please help these young men learn how to meet the needs of their children, reconnect with their families, and break the cycle of homelessness!
Your gift makes an impact
“We come to the program defeated. In my case, staff lifted me up. They listened. They helped me do what I couldn’t do on my own … discover God’s plan for me.” —Eric, 25
“They taught me to think more about the decisions I make in life, to be more humble, and how to change the way I approach people – to show them more respect. They helped me become a man.” —Shaun, 23