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Category: Volunteering

5 Ways YOU Can Support Foster Families

5 Ways YOU Can Support Foster Families

Being a foster parent is important, difficult work. Those who open their homes and hearts to children in state custody are not superhuman and need a network of support alongside them. Even if you’re not yet a foster parent, you can support those on the front lines of foster care.

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Local University Becomes Strong Advocate

Local University Becomes Strong Advocate

When we opened our doors in Maryville, Mo., our focus was finding foster care homes for children in the area. During this time, our relationship with Northwest Missouri State University blossomed and they have since become one of our strongest advocates in the area.

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When a Community Comes Together: Gift Gallery 2018

When a Community Comes Together: Gift Gallery 2018

The 2018 Gift Gallery was an incredible experience thanks to generous donations from individuals and corporate partners and volunteers from community partners. Here are just a few of the special moments from the Gift Gallery shared by families and volunteers.

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Why Mentoring Matters

Why Mentoring Matters

Many of the youth waiting for a mentor rarely have visitors or leave campus. They long for a friend who is theirs and theirs alone. As Coleen soon learned, becoming a mentor is a very real opportunity to not only change the life of a child, but to have yours changed as well.

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A Letter From Farmer Theo

A Letter From Farmer Theo

Theo Bunch leads our Healthy Living & Food Systems team, teaching our students the practical skills of tending to plants while also being a mentor and role model to them. Here's a beautiful letter he wrote about a typical day on the farm site at our Gillis Campus.

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