Written on by Mindy Haas

Dear Reader,

It’s #GivingTuesday! That means today is the day that you can help raise funds to send additional students to college through our College Plus program!

With your help and generosity, we have the ability to support two additional students in the Spring 2018 semester!  Our goal this year is to raise $4,500 to support additional students through our College Plus program.

Here’s what YOUR funds will provide:

    • One three credit course FREE
    • Textbook FREE
    • FREE Individualized goal planning through our H.A.N.D.® Plan
    • FREE One-on-one support with a peer
    • FREE Weekly support groups with peers

College Plus has been a stepping stone into the college experience for 159 individuals with mental illness.  For many of our students, fear of failure, social anxiety, and lack of finances held them back. For some, it had never occurred to them that college was a possibility.  Through our program they receive information on additional funding sources to make college possible.  Through our peer support, they receive the encouragement and confidence to pursue their dreams.  In turn, we are invigorated by our students who provide positive feedback each semester.

“College Plus took a chance on me when nobody else would. They gave me an opportunity I’ll always remember. It gave me hope, confidence and it gave me dreams and goals I want to achieve in life.  I’ll never give up!”

“[College Plus] increased my confidence and happiness. Having their support and talking with them helped me not stress out.”

“[College Plus gave me] self-confidence, the feeling I could do something significant and complete it.”

Please consider donating to change a student’s life this #GivingTuesday!

The Voice and Vision Team

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About Kathryn

Kathryn Lerro

Hi, I’m Kathryn Lerro, mother of two lovely daughters, wife of one fine man.

After 24 years of wandering (thanks to my husband’s Air Force career), we are back home on the East Coast. We currently live in Philadelphia where I enjoy writing, taking long walks, decorating my front window in South Philly tradition, talking to interesting people and eating great food.

As I’ve met people on my travels I’ve become keenly aware that most of us could use a healthy dose of encouragement. It is for this reason that I try to weave a message of hope into everything I write.

About Mindy

Mindy Haas

Hi, I am Melinda Haas, but you can call me Mindy.   A true introvert, I delight in solitude with a good book or a movie.  I like dabbling in nature photography while taking rigorous hikes.  I adore my husband who is a ton of fun.  He shares my wanderlust as well as my appetite for Indian and Thai food.  Very often, you’ll find us dancing to Cumbia in the kitchen while we make dinner.   We also love road tripping and exploring new places. (New England is our new favorite!)

Through my writing, I want to encourage and embolden others to push past the limits they place on themselves.  I want to help people see that they can accomplish more than they think they were capable of.


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