LifeWise StL and Guardian Angel Settlement Association are committed to fostering education and preparing the community’s children for their academic pursuits. Each year, we co-host an expansive back-to-school event, aiming to bridge the gap between economic barriers and access to quality education.
Understanding the significance of education as a cornerstone for economic mobility, we distribute essential school supplies to the families we serve throughout the year. This includes new shoes, backpacks, and an assortment of other necessary school materials. The goal is to ensure that each child is equipped with the tools they need to thrive in their educational journey.
This annual event, made possible by the generosity of our donors, has significantly impacted our community. Each year, over 400 children are able to kickstart their academic year feeling prepared, confident, and excited about learning. This empowerment is more than just providing supplies; it’s about instilling a love for learning, fostering a positive outlook on education, and nurturing the potential of our young community members.
However, our commitment to fostering economic well-being extends beyond this event. It is an integral part of our holistic programming designed to empower families towards economic mobility. By offering a range of high-impact, relationship-based programs, we strive to address various facets of economic challenges. We aim to build resilience, self-sufficiency, and prosperity among the individuals and families we serve.