Family Patterns Matter asks the question, “Is Bullying just a Right of Passage?” They say NO! Wanting to make a difference to prevent and stop bullying and other forms of abuse in schools and communities this club empowers and motivates youth to show kindness, respect and compassion to other students, teachers and members of their communities. Why? Because bullying impacts in ways we as adults should understand but don’t. Family Patterns Matter acknowledges the importance of what our children are saying; “adults don’t listen to me”. As a grassroots non-profit entering our 4th year, the barriers faced to reach the level of having enough funding for their important work is overshadowed by the well-known multi-million dollar non-profits who have the capability of high dollar fundraisers, employees and media awareness. Where does this leave the grassroot non-profit who does the one on one work that changes lives through grit and courage? Continuing to make the world a better place one person at a time partnering with like non-profits who know what they are doing matters. Seeing that child who was failing life and school, find success.
Family Patterns Matter is a youth generated organization. We know a positive influence entering a child’s life at any age, will change that life forever. Founded in 2013, in Coweta County Georgia, the board of directors made a decision to be a youth based development organization. The board of directors, peopled with successful professional community leaders designed a strategic plan for success. The purpose is in defining generational patterns in families to allow for positive results so the next generation has the opportunity to thrive.
To learn more about Family Patters Matter please visit http://FamilyPatternsMatter.org
About Linda Kirkpatrick – I have always loved work that surrounded those who were in need or at-risk for poor choices. This began as a teenager and continued into my adult career choices. It seemed each job prepared me for the next. Now in my retirement years, all of my experience has allowed me to continue to help those in need.