Seeking interested families and friends

Bright Futures Families of Augusta is a new relationship based initiative that helps foster relationships between families in poverty and middle class “friendtors”, who are volunteers that become friends. The focus lies in creating lasting change, rather than short-term assistance.

Interested families and individuals are encouraged to attend a meeting at 2, 3, or 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at the Augusta Learning Center, 424 Walnut St.  The meetings will be informational.

Bright Future family leaders, those working their way out of poverty, meet weekly with their friendtors, complete a 18 week course on anything from budgeting to reaching career goals.
The weekly meetings include childcare, a meal, programming, and goal setting.

Volunteers who would like to sign on to be a friendtor to a Bright Future Family leader, are needed. Volunteers are also needed to provide day care and meals at the weekly meetings.

Orientations for participants will be on Oct. 26  and Nov. 2  at the Mid-CAP building.  Training will be on Thursday evenings and offer a free meal and free daycare.