This is one post in a series made possible by a grant from Capital Area United Way. The grant allowed Stand for Children Louisiana to provide direct cash transfers to twelve qualified members to support quality early education and/or continuing adult education.
Working as a school counselor made me much more receptive to Stand Louisiana’s mission to improve education for all students. I joined the organization this past year due to hearing about some great strides that the organization was making to support families with their children’s education, especially during COVID-19. I am a mother of two children and I am passionate about making a difference for not only my children, but for all families who did not have equal access to resources or adequate support.
During my time with Stand Louisiana, I have attended board meetings and advocated for students. Being there for parents and families who could not attend these meetings due to work has been a privilege and I feel grateful to represent other families who are in situations similar to mine. Most importantly, my work with Stand Louisiana has shown my family that serving others for the sake of bettering our lives brings joy not only to those we serve, but also us. It helps us build a community as well as learn new skills to advocate for what we believe in.
Due to the pandemic, I unfortunately had to take a few weeks off from work which affected my family and children considerably. This direct payment will go toward my children’s education, which will be especially helpful since they have transitioned back to in person schooling. Thank you again to Stand Louisiana and Capital Area United Way for this gift! My family appreciates it, and we look forward to continuing our work with Stand Louisiana!
Standing with you,
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