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Kids Resilience & Life Skills Program Seeks Support

Kids Resilience & Life Skills Program Desperately Seeks Support

Press Release: Voice to Voice
Breakthrough Youth Resilience And Life Skills Development Program desperately seeks Crowdfunding Support

Tracy Scott and Dayle Hunt only have 12 days left of their pledge me crowdfunding campaign and are seeking support for their much-acknowledged kids resilience and life skills program, Voice to Voice. After a phenomenal success with their pilot program that ran in 3 Christchurch schools last year, they are in desperate need for backers to keep the initiative alive and help it expand to more schools.

Supporter and parent Sally De Las Heras stated, “It would be such a shame to see this initiative lost and unable to expand due to lack on funding. My nephew has been on a similar programme in Wales after his mum was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. The program drastically helped his confidence and ability to deal with the devastating news of the terminal illness. He now thrives in school and has the tools he needs to survive tough times to come, predominantly due to the program.”

The crowd funding campaign is geared to raise around $30,000 by February 24

“Voice-to-Voice is driven to teach & support the kids as they develop the life skills necessary to manage self-esteem, improve relations, de-escalate the personal conflicts & enhance the ability to make smart choices in life. Generous support on our crowd funding page would help us to take our much needed program to lots more young people”, stated Tracy Scott.

The pilot witnessed incredible success as the teachers reported of amazing changes in the participating students. Students suffering from anger issues have learnt effective control on their emotions, recognized the ways and ultimately have modified their behaviour. Positive changes were also noticed among kids down from low confidence and after the program; they are all bustling with oodles of self-confidence.

Quotes from the students involved speaks volumes about the program:

“I do get angry sometimes, but now it doesn't seem to happen. I can deal with my feelings a lot better.”

“The voice to voice programme is helping me develop skills to cope with change and stress”

To show your support for Voice to Voice, visit https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/4959-voice-to-voice


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