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Getting Ahead Classes

The cycle of poverty is often just that – a cycle. Stillwater CARES, along with countless other social service agencies, are committed to assist individuals and families in breaking that cycle and building resources for a better life.

Getting Ahead is a 10-module, 20-week course that equips under-resourced individuals with an understanding of the what they need to lead a stable and self-sufficient life. Working in small groups, participants identify the resources they need most to get ahead. The next Getting Ahead Class will start in February 2018. Email connect@stillwatercares.org or click the Getting Ahead Information link below for an application and details about the class.

Getting Ahead Information:

Stillwater CARES is passionate about people being elevated out of poverty, however that might be defined for them. To help someone with Getting Ahead, you can:

 

Sponsor a Participant:

A Getting Ahead Sponsor may offer several or all of the following:

  • Recruit a prospective Getting Ahead participant
  • Assist in the participant-interview process, and provide ongoing relational support throughout the class
  • Work with your church or organization to host a Getting Ahead class in your facility
  • Volunteer to remove obstacles to participation (transportation, child care, etc.)
  • Volunteer to provide meals for the class

Fund a Scholarship:

Donations of any size can be designated to help someone Get Ahead. For $50 a month, you can invest in a person’s future story with a full Getting Ahead scholarship.

Relationship Support:

Graduates advance in their goals when a circle of "Allies" are there to encourage their journey forward. Be a part of Getting Ahead graduates’ network as a friend or advocate. For more information email connect@stillwatercares.org.

Other Ways to Serve:

We’re always adding to the Getting Ahead Network! We’d love to put your strengths and talents to work. To be a part of the life-changing Getting Ahead program as a facilitator, mentor or other support, or for more information on the next class, email us at connect@stillwatercares.org. Stillwater CARES is also part of a nationwide Getting Ahead Network. Getting Ahead facilitator training and other similar opportunities are available online.

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