Think Together & GWED- A Story of Upward Growth

Think together charity sponsor for GWEDI recently did a post about Think Together and GWED. If you've been skipping your homework and missed the last post, I will explain. Think Together is a charity that offers programs to help students succeed in education.

Think Together

This is a charity started in the early 90's by a group of Mothers. They lived in a tough neighbourhood. So, they organized and opened the Shalimar Learning Center. A place for kids to go after school where they could get help with homework or just hang out and stay safe. From that first step, they have grown to service over 100,000 students across 400 programs.

Jesse

It's great to highlight these charities and draw attention to them. However, I wanted to go deeper than that. I'm going to discuss a specific instance in which this charity truly helped someone.

Jesse was having difficulties in school and had a GPA that was hovering in the 0. something vicinity. Thanks to the wonderful afterschool program, Jesse now proudly boasts about his 3.23 GPA. That's a monster turnaround. He credits Ms. Summer for his academic success. She's an afterschool counsellor with the charity. One of the main tenants of the program is homework assistance. When asked what Jesse likes best about the program he happily responded with "They help you with your grades."

The program is helping Jesse build habits that will lead to a more successful future. While there were only a few quotes in the article, you could see his confidence in his accomplishments. It put a smile on my face hearing about Jesse's success. You can read the original article on the charities website here.

GWED

GWED stands for The Greatest Wedding Ever Donated. It's a story of a couple facing a hardship and turning it into a beautiful opportunity to help those around them. Tiffany Au and Caleb Remmington have decided to turn their wedding into a charity gala & Think Together are one of the beneficiaries. You can read all about the event here.

I find it inspiring that these two entities were born out of hardship. They both have taken something difficult and turned it into something remarkable. It reminds me of this quote:
"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us." - Wilma Rudolph

WoodSnap

WoodSnap is a proud sponsor of GWED and we want to do everything in our power to make sure that it's the best even that it can be. So please check out the GWED website and explore this amazing event.