April 8, 2019
Erica Grissom was a shy 10th grader at Lake Highlands High School when she was introduced to Power Lunch. Each week, as she grew to know the DLF Youth team, she began to take on more responsibility. In addition to attending weekly sessions, Erica began to help the team set up, break down, and administer lunch to her peers. When the school year came to a close, DLF wanted to continue nurturing Erica’s leadership potential and invited her to intern with the Youth team during Power Camp.
Erica loves children and looked forward to using games, crafts, and
worship to bring them closer to God. In fact, she credits the camp and the DLF Youth team for helping her personal relationship with God grow stronger.
A few years have passed and now Erica is in her senior year of high school. She continues to stay connected to the DLF Youth team and has begun to lead her peers. During her interview, Erica mentions her work with a friend undergoing a lot of stress and anger. To keep her feeling hopeful and connected to God, Erica brings her classmate to church each week and to her small group. Due to the example set by DLF staff, she feels confident in building community for herself and others.
After graduation, Erica plans to pursue higher education in business and attend culinary school.
DLF's youth team works with hundreds of young people like Erica every day. Our programs and the staff and volunteers that facilitate them help to provide much needed guidance, support, and healthy adult relationships in a safe environment. When you donate to DLF, you are making a commitment to help our students prepare for college, make wise decisions, and grow as individuals.
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Published on April 8, 2019 @ 8:55 PM CDT