Stories are Changed Here
Kokomo Urban Outreach serves people who struggle. There are only three ways to move out of dependence to independence:
A job that will provide enough income to support a family
Our goal is to coach and to provide tools that will empower folks to reach their highest potential. When people can tell their story in a before and after way, their story has been changed. While this website is full of information about our programs, it is more about the stories of people who are on their way to an abundant life.
The earlier we can help a child see, experience and live into their potential, the better it is for everyone. The way I see it, is we can teach a teen about work, showing up on time, listening to direction, teaching about finances and helping them think through decisions, our community will be different. It is not just the money that is the pay off; it if the building of self-esteem and a change in attitude about school and home. If we don't teach them how to make honest money, the "streets" will teach them how to make a lot of dishonest money, that often results in incarceration, disruption of school and in some cases death. All of our programs have been revised and reviewed for optimum impact. Our communities are only going as well as the people in them. When everyone works side by side, great things can and will happen.
There are basically 4 programs at Kokomo Urban Outreach all designed to help people reach their highest potential:
ManUP :A work and mentoring program for young men 10-18 who are still in school
StepUP4Girls: Girls 10-18 who are in school become business owners, with real shares and real proifts
ParentUP: A series of programs to resource parents to help their children to thrive
ConnectUP: A variety of food programs that connect those in need with healthier food ie Buddy Bags, Food Pantries and Cooking Classes.
Feel free to browse this site and the blog, call me personally if you have questions: My cellphone number is 765.461.9618. Whenever you support KUO with financial gifts, food, time, or prayers, be assured STORIES are changed.