At I Pour Life, our LifeCoaches and staff love to put on unique and educational events for the youth in our LifeStrengths program. This month, we had several events, including a fun craft night for our girls, we delivered hand made Valentine’s day cards to a retirement home and hosted a finance learning activity.
All of our girls were invited to learn how to make leather key chains from our guest, Courtney Weston, Founder of Always Rooney. This was a super fun opportunity to bond and be creative as a family, as well as to hear Courtney’s entrepreneurial journey.
At our family dinner this month, our youth made Valentine’s Day cards. Then, the next day, on Valentine’s Day, a group of youth and LifeCoaches hand-delivered these cards to the residents of James River Nursing and Rehabilitation. Youth got to hang out with the residents and celebrate Valentine’s Day with them. It was an amazing way for our youth to serve their local community.
Each month, I Pour Life Financial Analyst, Evan Masters, gives our youth a practical but fun financial literacy lesson. This month, the activity was to have the youth “buy a car.” Our LifeStrengths coaches set up with a box of Hot Wheels toy cars and our youth began to barter with fake money for their “dream car”. Once they found a suitable car for a price they could afford, the youth had to convince a different LifeCoach to give them insurance, and then they went to the “DMV.” The youth had such a fun time with this experience and learned a lot about what it takes to buy a car in the process.
It’s so important that our youth feel at home at I Pour Life and each of these events helps establish our family culture. If you would like to be a part of making I Pour Life a home for at-risk youth, find out how to volunteer with us here!