We had 16 members at our Monday morning meeting along with four guest speakers from ADVOCAP, Lu Scheer, Stephanie Kaiser, Aria Baade and Dylan Smith. Gary Miller finalized an InterClub to Ripon Early Birds for Wednesday, August 12th. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Sharon Kollman and John Cooper in appreciation for the Club’s support of their respective Relay for Life Teams. Chris Serres was the 50/50 Raffle drawing winner. Unfortunately she drew the Seven of Hearts, which was a non-winner. Next week’s drawing will have 29 cards with five pay cards and a pot of at least $299. Now we’re getting into real money!!
Lu Scheer/Stephanie Kaiser, ADVOCAP
We had Lu Scheer and Stephanie Kaiser from ADVOCAP along with two client members; Aria and Dylan join us to talk about the Fresh Start Program. Dylan has been in the program for five or six months and encouraged Aria to also join a couple of months ago. Both Aria and Dylan talked about how they got into the Fresh Start Program and the circumstances of their pasts that caused them to need the services of this ADVOCAP opportunity.
Fresh Start is a paid employment and training program that serves participants between the ages of 17 and 24. The program works with young adults that have multiple employability barriers. It assists the participants with working toward getting their lives on a better path while building a house that is sold to a lower moderate income family.
Program participants can work toward earning their high school diploma (GED or HSED), and getting through other barriers that may be stopping them from obtaining employment in their field of choice. The programs emphasis is on positive rewards that come from physical work and healthy human interactions.