Friend/mentor Sarah went to pick up Grace for an outing recently and
noticed her bicycle lying in front of her house. The seat was not
working correctly, and her dad asked if Sarah would help fix it.
They decided to spend part of their outing fixing the bike and took
it to Pine Mountain Sports (one of our awesome partners!) to see if they
Grace thought it was so cool when Alex, the mechanic, put it up on
the rack. He said to her, “Let’s shine this thing up!” He wiped it down,
fixed the seat and grips, and adjusted the breaks. The generosity of
Alex and Pine Mountain, doing all the work for free, was so kind. We are
really grateful for support from local organizations like them.
Afterward, Grace said, “I feel like it’s a new bike, Sarah!” It was
such a cool moment for Sarah because it showed just how far Grace has
come in their time together–moving from training wheels to cruising
around on two wheels.
We are so proud of the powerful relationship Grace, and Sarah have
developed and the growth it has meant for Grace. Way to show
perseverance and grit on that bike, Grace!
High Fives for a Job Well Done
Friend/mentor Corey took two of his youth, Evan and Adam, to the
climbing gym last month. Adam is a strong climber, but Evan is new to
the sport and was feeling scared.
Adam took on a leadership role with Evan, motivating him and teaching
him how to make the moves as they ventured up the wall. Corey loved
seeing Evan feed off Adam’s motivation and energy. They both made it to
the top of the wall, high-fiving each other when they made it back down.
It was a special moment for Corey, watching two of his children work
together to reach their goal through Perseverance and Grit and Positive Relationship Building (two of our Core Assets)!